1000 Degrees Franchise opens in Mankato, MN

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(Mankato, MN) – A new fast, casual pizza joint is coming to Mankato.

1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzaria will be located a 1351 Madison Avenue, on the east end of the strip mall that includes Fitness for $10 and Busters.

At 1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria, you choose the sauce, meats, veggies and cheeses you want on your hand-tossed pizza, which is then baked for about 2 minutes in a revolving brick oven at 1000°.

The proposed restaurant would have 70 seats and the hours of operation are expected to be 11a-9p Monday through Thursday and 11a-10p Friday through Sunday.

The Mankato Planning Commission will consider the request for a conditional use permit for the restaurant tonight (Wednesday).

Nationwide, there are more than two-dozen 1000 Degrees Pizzerias in operation and another two-dozen slated to soon open. The Mankato location will be only the 2nd so far in Minnesota. The other is in Willmar.

According to franchisee information, it usually takes about two to five months for a 1000 Degrees restaurant to open once a deal is signed.

New restaurants not only bring jobs, but they also bring vendor and construction opportunities for local firms.

The chain offers 12 specialty pizzas, including favorites like the Barbecue Bourbon Chicken, which features sweet and smoky bourbon barbecue sauce, roasted chicken, red onion, pineapple, shredded Grande brand mozzarella and blue cheeses. Pizzas are fired at 1000 degrees in a Neapolitan brick oven and cook in about two minutes.

It’s all about options at 1000 Degrees, where patrons can get a 10-inch or 14-inch pizza with seven different meat options, 12 types of veggies and eight varieties of cheeses and sauces, all assembled in front of your eyes. Pizza crusts are a classic Neapolitan style, or a Roman style that is a thicker variety that’s rolled out into more of a flatbread.

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For more information on the 1000 Degrees Pizza brand, or for franchise or investor relations, please call 609-382-3022, contact Lauren Heininger via phone at 609-382-3022, OR visit the company website at www.1000DegreesPizza.com