Despite entering the Sydney market a little over 24 months ago, Eagle Boys Pizza has opened its 25th store in the city.

Eagle Boys CEO Todd Clayton said Sydneysiders had embraced the company’s menu, delivering double-digit sales growth and a spike in inquiries from potential franchisees.

“Given the population and demographics of Sydney, we see great demand for Eagle Boys here. As a result, our national expansion plans have a strong focus on Sydney store growth,” he said.

The company said it plans to open another 40 stores in Sydney during the next two years.

“With each store employing around 20 staff, these new stores will help create hundreds of new jobs in local communities. The stores will also purchase as much as possible from local suppliers, providing a valuable injection into local economies,” Clayton said.

It currently operates more than 335 franchised stores throughout Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia, the ACT, and the Northern Territory.