zpizza, the fast casual gourmet pizza chain, is preparing to open its first Vietnam restaurant.

Master franchisee BIM Group will be opening their first zpizza in Ha Noi in November 2010. The restaurant will be located in the Tay Ho urban district of Ha Noi, at 51 Xuan Dieu. BIM Group will be developing more than twenty zpizza restaurants throughout Vietnam.

Founded in 1994, BIM Group is one of the leading private investment companies in Vietnam. The company was established as a developer behind Halong Bay’s first international standard luxury hotel, the Halong Plaza. BIM Group has operated a number of successful businesses in Vietnam, ranging from real estate development, aquaculture and agriculture production, processing, distribution and export, as well as aviation. Within the hospitality industry, BIM Group has extensive experience in hotel and serviced residence operations and management.

The franchise group is also evaluating other real estate opportunities in Ha Noi, Ho Chi Minh City and other major cities throughout Vietnam.