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Organic & Locally Sourced: Eco-Friendly Pizza that Tastes Good

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You're an environmentally friendly person. You go to farmers markets, you joined a CSA, you patronize chef-run restaurants that locally source their food, but sometimes you just want a slice of pizza, plain and simple. Question is, can a pizzeria be eco-friendly and locally sourced? In short, yes. Where? Santa Monica and Hollywood.

Florida-based Pizza Fusion says they are "saving the earth, one pizza at a time." A cute sentiment, indeed, buty they've been exemplifying a franchise restaurant model by doing a fresh, organic earth friendly pizza concept for a few years now, opening up eateries in ten states, including California with two found in the Los Angeles area, and it seems to be catching on.

For the mother-brother-sister trio that is the Orlando family, the idea of opening an eco-friendly restaurant together was a dream, but it was just a matter of how and what. Once they caught wind of Pizza Fusion, they flew out to Fort Lauderdale to meet the owners, taste the food and familiarize themselves with the eco-franchise concept. "I can totally see this happening for our family," said Michele Orlando, the daughter in the family who manages the restaurant, recounting her visit. "It was a really nice match of personalities, concepts, ideas and visions and now here it is."