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Villa Enterprises on Inc. Top 5,000 List

Washington Street-based business remains on list of fasting growing companies in America.

, a local business that has branched out internationally since its founding in 1964, remains in the Inc. Magazine Top 5,000 Fastest Growing Companies list for 2012.

The Washington Street-based company, which has been owned and operated by the Scotto family since its inception 48 years ago, is ranked No. 4664 on the list of businesses around the United States that have seen the largest rate of growth year-over-year. With a staff of 2,754 (an increase of 1,088 jobs in three years), Villa had a three-year-growth of 17 percent, from $103.4 million in 2008, to $120.5 million in 2011.

Locally, people will know Villa for standalone full-service brands like , and , which .

But, it's the company's "quick service restaurants," including Villa Fresh Italian Kitchen, Greenleafs, Bananas and South Philly Steaks and Fries, that Vice President of Marketing Paula Doyle said is what has helped the company continue to expand.

"We continue to grow these domestically in the U.S. and internationally," including in Latin America and the Middle East, she said.

"We're excited we're still on the list," Doyle said. "We're operating on a lot of fronts."

To see Villa Enterprises' profile on the Inc. 5,000, click here. To see the complete list, click here.

Freda's Sugar Daddy August 24, 2012 at 09:24 PM
They bought the old Mama Mia's pizzeria and drove that local franchise into the ground. That building is vacant. A little false advertising if you ask me.
Street Leader August 24, 2012 at 09:59 PM
That was the worst pizza in town with the worst service imaginable. Not a big fan of the three restaurants listed above either. You would think with the hotel and movie theatre right across the street a decent restuarant would thrive there. They should open an authentic Soul Food joint there. I know I'd go.
Freda's Sugar Daddy August 24, 2012 at 10:07 PM
Soul Food. Now there's a category that would blend in this yuppie town.
Motown Resident March 03, 2013 at 03:18 PM
They are out of there league with those places. Villa's redevelopment plans in Morristown has fallen flat on there face, hopefully they get what there deserve.
margret brady March 03, 2013 at 04:34 PM
Villa has done a lot of good here in Morristown as well. They've purchased many properties that were neglected or in disrepair and renovated them. They may not be totally in tune with the unique character of Morristown or its residents but I for one am glad that they keep on trying. The Morristown Burger King plaza was on its way to becoming a slum when they revitalized it. That they didn't go forward with some of their misguided development plans is to their credit in my opinion.

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