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At Cannoli Kitchen Pizza, we’ve established a sense of community and family within our brand, one we’ve spent decades building and developing into a fast Italian concept that redefines quick service without sacrificing our authentic recipes. Our flavors and quality are simply unmatched in the quick-service restaurant industry!
As a franchisor, we’re invested in our franchisees for their long-term success. We have many unique offerings to help improve our franchise partner experience, including a turnkey investment, low start-up costs, simple operations, training, ongoing support, authentic recipes, and multiple streams of revenue.
With the support of Starpoint Brands, we’ve joined forces with this franchising giant to leverage their 35+ years of franchising experience to create a franchise concept designed for tremendous potential. Our dedicated team is there for you throughout the entire process.
President of Cannoli Kitchen Pizza
Austin Titus is the President of Cannoli Kitchen, a visionary leader with a passion for helping people achieve the American Dream—a trait ingrained in him by his family’s rich tradition of entrepreneurship. His grandfather, Roy Titus, founded Minute Man Press®️, while his father, Ray Titus, established Signarama®️ and United Franchise Group™️ (UFG), a renowned global leader for entrepreneurs.
Austin’s journey began at Florida Atlantic University, where he gained hands-on experience with Signarama®️ and Fully Promoted®️ franchise owners while studying business. Since then, he has made remarkable strides within United Franchise
Group, serving as President of the Emerging Brands division, Network Lead Exchange™️ (NLX), and FranVestCo before being appointed President of Cannoli Kitchen. With his strategic vision and dedication, Austin is driving the brand’s success within the Starpoint
Brands division of United Franchise Group and ensuring a prosperous future for Cannoli Kitchen.
Chief Executive Officer
Ray Titus founded Signarama®️, growing it into the leading sign franchise in the world and laying the foundation for what has become United Franchise Group, the global leader for entrepreneurs. Today UFG affiliated brands are among the most recognized within multiple industries, from business services to charcuterie boards. Ray’s commitment to franchising helped establish the Titus Center for Franchising at Palm Beach Atlantic University, the first university center of its kind. His philosophies on growth, positive attitude, and family, influence the core values that have driven success within the award-winning brands he has developed from conception to international expansion.
President of Starpoint Brands
A.J. Titus, President of Starpoint Brands, a respected leader in the franchising industry, cultivated his deep connection and passion for entrepreneurship from a foundation built by legends within the industry. His passion for entrepreneurship and deep understanding of the industry were instilled by his father and grandfathers, all influential figures in franchising, as well as his mentor, Jim “JT” Tatem. A Certified Franchise Executive with an MBA from the University of Miami and an International Business degree from Palm Beach Atlantic University, A.J. strategically leads the worldwide development of all brands in the Starpoint Brands division, with a keen focus on the success of Signarama franchise owners. He is committed to driving positive change in the business world, contributing to the prosperity of small businesses and helping franchise owners achieve expansion and profitability.
VP of Operations for Starpoint Brands
Donna Wichman is a motivated professional with a wealth of experience in project management. With a background that includes her family owning a Fully Promoted franchise, a member of the Starpoint Brands family, Donna understands the challenges and opportunities that come with franchise ownership. Eight years ago, Donna joined Starpoint Brands as an Executive Assistant, and through hard work and determination, she rose through the ranks to various leadership positions, including Launch Services Manager, Director of Shared Services, and her current role as Vice President of Operations. Donna’s primary responsibility is to ensure a smooth and efficient opening process for all franchise owners under the Starpoint Brands division. With her lead-by-example mindset, Donna has earned a reputation as a dedicated and supportive member of the Starpoint Brands team, always ready to lend a hand to those in need.
Chief Operating Officer
Brady Lee has not only grown up in the franchising industry, but has built his career by building brands. Prior to his current position, Brady was President of Accurate Franchising Inc.™️ (AFI), Vice President of UFG’s Franchise Development department and Director of Sales for UFG in Australia. In his current role, he influences operational integrity for all brands in the UFG affiliated community.
Chief Development Officer
Michael White began his career as a Marketing Consultant for Signarama in the Raleigh-Durham area of North Carolina. He officially joined us in 2008 when he was named a Regional Director for Starpoint Brands affiliated brands Signarama and Fully Promoted in the Carolinas. Over the past 15 years, Michael has worked his way up the ranks to becoming Chief Development Officer where he oversees franchise sales and development of United Franchise Group’s family of brands.
Restaurateurs With Decades of Industry Experience
The Cannoli Kitchen Pizza team prides ourselves on being a scratch kitchen. All our recipes, dishes, and products are produced in-house from raw ingredients. Our delicious Italian food is based on authentic homestyle recipes that families can appreciate together, leaving customers wanting more!
For our franchise owners, we’ve developed an investment opportunity with all the ingredients you need in a recipe for success: low start-up costs, a turnkey business model, efficient operations, comprehensive training, and much more.
Our concept stands out in a thriving industry, uniquely positioned to see both rapid growth and long-term achievement. By utilizing a one-of-a-kind combination of quality recipes and quick service, we’ve garnered a reputation as the number-one choice for Italian cuisine takeout, delivery, and catering!