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1000 Degrees Pizza opens in Brookings, SD

NEW BUSINESS OPENS IN BROOKINGS AND IS COMING TO WATERTOWN!

Friday, November 18, 2016 – 04:45

1000 Degree Pizzeria has officially opened in Brookings, SD.   Despite the cold temps outside, they keep it HOT inside with their unique slogan of “You Create It — WE FIRE IT AT 1000 DEGREES.”

Create a pizza with your favorite toppings or choose from some of their signature pies.  Speaking from experience, you can’t go wrong with a classic, hand-tossed, pepperoni pizza coupled with their signature sauces and authentic Neapolitan dough recipe, which dates back over 100 years to Naples, Italy.   After you create your pie, it will be ready to eat within 120 seconds.  Literally.  The oven is the key to the entire process–it cooks the pizza at the perfect temperature and is returned to the customer in no time.  And by the way, if you’re looking to complete this ultimate experience with a beer, you can do that too!!

Fortunately, Watertown is next in line!!  So, if you’re anxious to give this fast-casual restaurant a try and see what Watertown has to look forward to, stop at the Brookings location.

Stein Sign Display was selected to manufacture and install these unique signs.  The technical name of the sign is “Reverse Channel Letters.”  The signs will illuminate from not only the front, but also the back side of each letter.  Having the letters stand-off from the wall helps create a glowing halo effect.  More examples of these types of signs can be seen here.

If anyone has any questions regarding the franchise or if you are interested in starting your own 1000 Degree Pizzeria, please reach out to Craig Johnson at  successmanaging@gmail.com.

 

For more information on the 1000 Degrees Pizza brand, or for franchise or investor relations, please visit the company website at www.1000DegreesPizza.com.

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1000 Degrees Pizza opens in Arlington, VA

New Columbia Pike Pizzeria 1000 Degrees Opening, Offering Free Pizza Tomorrow

by ARLnow.com  October 4, 2016 at 11:15 am22 Comments

A new quick-service pizza restaurant on Columbia Pike is offering free pizza tomorrow as the eatery holds its grand opening.

1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza, billed as “a fast-casual American spin on authentic, hand-tossed Neapolitan pizza,” is opening at 3400 Columbia Pike, near the intersection with S. Glebe Road.

The first 10 customers will get free pizza for a year, according to a press release, while anyone else stopping by on opening day will get a free 10-inch personal pizza for following the restaurant on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

From the press release:

To celebrate the new restaurant, the first 10 guests through the doors on Oct. 5 at 11 a.m. will win free pizza for a year. In addition, all guests who visit the grand opening between 11 a.m. and 10 p.m. and like 1000 Degrees on Facebook or follow on Instagram or Twitter will receive a free 10″ pizza of their choice.

1000 Degrees serves personalized, made-to-order authentic Neapolitan pizza. Each pizza starts with fresh, never frozen, hand-tossed dough, created with authentic Neapolitan flour and available in both a personal 10″ and sharable 14″ sizes. Guests then choose to create their own pizza or order one of the 1000 Degrees Favorites.

The Arlington 1000 Degrees is the first location in the D.C. area, and is owned and operated by long-time, local entrepreneur of the area. Prior to 1000 Degrees, the owner had owned several different businesses in the area, and chose to open 1000 Degrees after being drawn to its fresh, quality ingredients and fun atmosphere.

“We’re thrilled to open the doors of our third 1000 Degrees restaurant in Virginia,” said 1000 Degrees CEO and Founder Brian Petruzzi. “I’m confident that we serve the best hand-tossed Neapolitan pizza in the area and provide an unparalleled customer experience that will keep people coming back for more.”

Customizing a 1000 Degrees pizza is truly a unique experience, as guests can choose to top theirs with any of the more than 50 high quality cheeses, sauces, meats, vegetables and other toppings all for one flat price. While choosing their toppings, customers are guided down an assembly line of pizza consultants to create a pizza that is totally unique to them.

Outside of the build your own option, there are more than 12 varieties of specialty pizzas including favorites like The Smokey Pollo, also known as Barbecue Bourbon Chicken, which features sweet and smokey bourbon barbecue sauce, roasted chicken, red onion, pineapple, shredded Grande brand mozzarella and blue cheeses, and The Philly, which is a cheese steak pizza topped with thinly sliced rib-eye, caramelized Spanish onions, balsamic glaze, shredded Grande brand mozzarella and provolone cheeses. Pizzas are then fired to perfection at 1000 degrees in a custom, handmade, revolving Neapolitan brick oven in just two minutes.

Unlike traditional Neapolitan pizza which has a slightly undercooked center and requires a fork and knife to eat, 1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza has fused this classic style with American flare. The result is a thin crust pizza that maintains the light and airy appeal of a Neapolitan style pizza.

1000 Degrees pizza captures American appeal and old world Neapolitan flavor. The company currently has more than 18 domestic restaurants open and one international location in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 1000 Degrees is growing at a rapid pace, on target to have more than 25 units open by the end of this year.

1000 Degrees Arlington is open Monday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

For more information on the 1000 Degrees Pizza brand, or for franchise or investor relations, please visit the company website at www.1000DegreesPizza.com.

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Fast-Casual Pizza In Lisbon Landing, CT

Various giveaways are being offered at the restaurant chain, which is opening its second location in Connecticut. Special deals will be available until 9 p.m.

1000 Degrees pizzas are available in 10-inch and 14-inch sizes. Customers can create their own pizza or order from the menu. Franchise owners are Bill Neilson and Vinod Patel.

Regular hours will be 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, with Sunday closings at 8 p.m.

For more information on the 1000 Degrees Pizza brand, or for franchise or investor relations, please visit the company website at www.1000DegreesPizza.com.

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1000 Degrees Pizza Opens in Nassau Bay, TX

Another fast-casual pizza chain fires up Houston-area locations

By   – Senior web editor, Houston Business Journal

New Jersey-based 1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza entered the Houston-area market in May and will fire up its second location next week.

The newest location, at 8035 Spencer Highway in Deer Park, is across the street from San Jacinto College. It will open on Aug. 25 at 11 a.m.

Nelson Hernandez is the operations manager, and Donald Eues is the general manager. Chris and Alice Chandler are the franchisees for both the Deer Park location and the Houston area’s first 1000 Degrees location, which opened at 18032 Saturn Lane in Nassau Bay in May.

The Nassau Bay and Deer Park locations are only the third and fourth 1000 Degrees to open in Texas. The chain also has Texas locations in Austin and Amarillo, and new locations are planned for Katy and Denton. The company was founded in 2014 and plans to have more than 80 units open by the end of the year and more than 170 by the end of 2017.

Several so-called Chipotle-style pizza chains have entered the Houston market in recent years. Bellevue, Washington-based Mod Pizza has opened nine Houston-area locations in less than two years and has leases for seven more. California-based Blaze Pizza recently announced another Houston-area location, and Malawi’s Pizza, which currently has three locations in Utah, announced in May it is planning its first Texas locations.

1000 Degrees touts an authentic Neapolitan take on the personalized, made-to-order trend among fast-casual pizza chains. Each pizza starts with fresh, hand-tossed dough in either a personal 10-inch or shareable 14-inch size, and diners can build their own creations or pick from more than 12 varieties of topping combinations. Pizzas are then cooked at 1,000 degrees in a revolving Neapolitan brick oven in just two minutes.

However, one aspect of Neapolitan pizza 1000 Degrees doesn’t include is the traditional slightly undercooked center. Instead, it “captures American appeal and old world Neapolitan flavor” to create a “thin crust pizza that maintains the light and airy appeal of a Neapolitan style pizza,” according to a press release.

For more information, please visit:

www.bizjournals.com

For more information on the 1000 Degrees Pizza brand, or for franchise or investor relations, please visit the company website at www.1000DegreesPizza.com.

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1000 degrees pizza in Chesapeake, VA

1000 Degrees Pizza To Open in Chesapeake, Virginia

  • INDUSTRY NEWS AUGUST 3, 2016

    1000 DEGREES PIZZA

    1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza, a fast-casual American spin on authentic, hand-tossed Neapolitan pizza, is opening in Chesapeake, Virginia, at the Great Bridge Shopping Center on Thursday, August 4. The new restaurant is located at 237 South Battlefield Boulevard.

    To celebrate, the first 10 guests through the doors on August 4 at 11 a.m. will win free pizza for a year. In addition, all guests who visit the grand opening between 11 a.m. and 9 p.m. and “like” 1000 Degrees Pizza on Facebook, follow on Instagram, or follow on Twitter will receive a free 10-inch pizza of their choice.

    The Chesapeake 1000 Degrees Pizza is owned and operated by local entrepreneur Jim Samples, who previously worked in the mortgage banking industry. The location is part of a two-unit franchise deal signed by Samples, who expects the second restaurant to open next year in the Hampton Roads area.

    1000 Degrees will serve craft beer in addition to personalized, made-to-order pizza. Each pizza starts with fresh, never frozen, hand-tossed dough, created with Neapolitan flour and available in both a personal 10-inch and shareable 14-inch sizes. Guests then choose to create their own pizza or order one of the 1000 Degrees Favorites.

    “I saw the Hampton Roads area as a relatively untapped market for this type of concept serving fast-casual, authentic Neapolitan-style pizza,” said Samples. “1000 Degrees offers a consistent, quality product, and I look forward to opening the doors to share that with the community for many years to come.”

    Guests can choose to top their pizzas with any of the more than 50 cheeses, sauces, meats, vegetables, and other toppings, for one flat price.

    “1000 Degrees is heating up the Chesapeake area with the opening of our first location in Virginia,” says Brian Petruzzi, 1000 Degrees CEO and founder. “I’m confident that we serve the best hand-tossed Neapolitan pizza in the area and provide an unparalleled customer experience that will keep people coming back for more.”

    The company has more than 10 domestic restaurants open and one international location in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 1000 Degrees estimates it will open more than 80 units by the end of 2016, and projecting an additional 170 units by 2017.

    News and information presented in this release has not been corroborated by QSR, Food News Media, or Journalistic, Inc.

For more information on the 1000 Degrees Pizza brand, or for franchise or investor relations, please visit the company website at www.1000DegreesPizza.com.

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1000 Degrees Pizza to open Cupertino, CA

1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza Opens First California Location in Cupertino

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1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza Opens First California Location in Cupertino

1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza, a fast-casual American spin on authentic, hand-tossed Neapolitan pizza, is coming to Cupertino’s Homestead Square Shopping Center. The new restaurant will host its grand opening on Thursday, April 28 and is located at 20674 Homestead Road.

To celebrate the new restaurant, the first 10 guests through the doors on Thursday, April 28 at 11 a.m. will win free pizza for a year. In addition, all guests who visit the grand opening between 11 a.m. and 9 p.m. will receive a free 10″ pizza of their choice.

1000 Degrees serves personalized, made-to-order authentic Neapolitan pizza. Each pizza starts with fresh, never frozen, hand-tossed dough, created with authentic Neapolitan flour and available in both a personal 10″ and sharable 14″ sizes. Guests then choose to create their own pizza or order one of the 1000 Degrees Favorites. The location will also serve wine and beer on tap.

The Cupertino 1000 Degrees is the first location in California and is owned by brother and sister duo, Juli and Kirk Satoh, as well as business partner Pankaj Patel. After working in the technology industry in Silicon Valley for most of their professional careers, Juli, Kirk and Pankaj decided it was time to open their own business, and were attracted to 1000 Degrees due to the high quality of its ingredients.

“We look forward to opening our doors in Cupertino,” said Kirk. “We’re excited to introduce 1000 Degrees to California for the first time and share our love for pizza with the Silicon Valley area.”

Customizing a 1000 Degrees pizza is truly a unique experience, as guests can choose to top theirs with any of the more than 37 high quality cheeses, sauces, meats, vegetables and other toppings all for one flat price. While choosing their toppings, customers are guided down an assembly line of pizza consultants to create a pizza that is totally unique to them.

Outside of the build your own option, there are more than 12 varieties of specialty pizzas including favorites like The Smokey Pollo, also known as Barbecue Bourbon Chicken, which features sweet and smokey bourbon barbecue sauce, roasted chicken, red onion, pineapple, shredded mozzarella and blue cheeses and The Philly which is a cheese steak pizza topped with thinly sliced rib-eye, caramelized Spanish onions, balsamic glaze, shredded mozzarella and provolone cheeses. Pizzas are then fired to perfection at 1000 degrees in a custom, handmade, revolving Neapolitan brick oven in just two minutes.

“1000 Degrees is on fire and we’re certainly heating up Cupertino with the opening of our first location in California,” said 1000 Degrees CEO and Founder Brian Petruzzi. “I’m confident that we serve the best hand-tossed Neapolitan pizza in the area and provide an unparalleled customer experience that will keep people coming back for more.”

Unlike traditional Neapolitan pizza which has a slightly undercooked center and requires a fork and knife to eat, 1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza has fused this classic style with American flare. The result is a thin crust pizza that maintains the light and airy appeal of a Neapolitan style pizza.

1000 Degrees pizza captures American appeal and old world Neapolitan flavor. The company currently has more than 10 domestic restaurants open and one international location in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 1000 Degrees is growing at a rapid pace, estimating it will open more than 80 units by the end of this year, and projecting an additional 170 units by 2017.

1000 Degrees in Cupertino is open Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. To learn more about 1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza or to be part of its daily free pizza contests, please visit www.facebook.com/1000degreescupertino/ or call (408) 861-9495.

About 1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza

1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza brings guests the finest hand-tossed Neapolitan pizza. Founded in 2014, the international franchise has experienced unparalleled growth and is on target to have more than 80 units open by the end of 2016, and projects more than 170 units by 2017. For more information on the 1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza brand, or for franchise or investor relations, please visit the company website at www.1000DegreesPizza.com

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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

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1000 Degrees Pizza inks 12 unit Deal in Florida

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  • 1000 Degrees Inks 12-Unit Deal in South Florida

  • INDUSTRY NEWS JANUARY 5, 2016

    1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza, a fast-casual restaurant serving authentic, hand-tossed Neapolitan pizza with an American spin, has signed a franchise agreement to bring 12 units to South Florida, the first of which is expected to open by March 2016.

    The South Florida agreement is part of 1000 Degrees’ rapid expansion throughout the state. The company has recently partnered with local franchisees in the Northern and Central regions of Florida, with restaurants expected to open in Lake City, Jacksonville, Gainesville, and Orlando within the next three years.

    Franchise partners Julianne Burtin and Nick Anagno of Inferno Group Holdings said they plan to open the 12 new South Florida 1000 Degrees locations within the next five years. Both entrepreneurs, having previously launched a swimwear company and grown a motorcycle brand and restaurant respectively, the couple decided to go into business together when they saw the rapid growth of the fast-casual pizza industry. Despite industry competition, Burtin and Anagno ultimately chose to pioneer their market and develop 19 counties of South Florida with 1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza because it served the best tasting product.

    “Through our deal with 1000 Degrees, Nick and I found an opportunity to develop the customizable pizza concept throughout South Florida,” Burtin says. “We’re excited to bring the brand’s upbeat vibe, high-quality ingredients, and great-tasting food to our hometown and surrounding counties.”

    1000 Degrees currently has more than 10 domestic restaurants open in New Jersey, Michigan, and Connecticut and one location in Malaysia. The international franchise is growing at a rapid pace, estimating it will open more than 80 units by the end of 2016, and projecting an additional 170 units by 2017.

    “This multiunit franchise deal is only one example of the increased demand we’re seeing for 1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza across the nation,” says CEO and founder Brian Petruzzi. “We’re thrilled to have Julianne and Nick on board to grow our brand and introduce our high-quality product throughout the South Florida region.”

    1000 Degrees serves personalized, made-to-order authentic Neapolitan pizza. Unlike traditional Neapolitan pizza, which has a slightly undercooked center and requires a fork and knife to eat, 1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza has fused this classic style with American flare. The result is a thin crust pizza that maintains the light and airy appeal of a Neapolitan-style pizza.

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.

For more information please visit

https://www.qsrmagazine.com/news/1000-degrees-inks-12-unit-deal-south-florida

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

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1000 Degrees Pizza Franchise opening in Amarillo TX

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A new pizzeria is coming to Amarillo and it has something different than what any other pizza place in town can offer. 1000 Degrees Pizzeria is a place where you can get a quick bite, but they have a great pizza and affordable prices.

As you walk in to the restaurant you will see an area where you choose any pizza crust you want, 8 different kinds of sauce, and huge assortment of toppings. You have a choice of either a 10′ or 14′ personal size pizza. They also offer gluten free pizza. Depending on size of pizza you choose, it’s only one price for unlimited toppings.

The pizzas are similar to New York-style pizza, but has the light and airy appeal of Neapolitan style with a thin, slightly-charred crust. Yummy!

Get ready for a new pizza experience. Check out their Facebook or 1000degreespizza.com for more info. They will be located at 2207 S Western, behind Olive Garden and will be open in the next couple of weeks. Kiss FM will keep you posted on their grand-opening.

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A pizza concept with the hottest name is firing up its Katy restaurant this week.

The eatery, 1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza, plans to open Feb. 9 at 24600 Katy Freeway, according to a release. The fast-casual concept offers hand-tossed Neapolitan pizza pies.

It’s the third Houston-area location for the New Jersey-based chain. John Bockof Bock Restaurants LLC, along with wife Brenda and friends Travis and Elizabeth Masterson, are behind the expansion. The group expects to open two more 1000 Degrees locations in Sugar Land and Spring later in 2017.

The chain’s other two Houston locations are 18032 Saturn Lane in Nassau Bay and 8035 Spencer Highway in Deer Park.

1000 Degrees is a Chipotle-style eatery and offers customizable pizzas with 35 different cheeses, sauces, meats, vegetables and other toppings. The Katy location is also BYOB, per the release.

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.

For more information please visit

http://kissfm969.com/new-pizzeria-to-open-in-amarillo-1000-degrees/

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

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1000 Degrees Pizza to open Phoenix, AZ

1000 Degrees Pizza debuts first Arizona location

At what point will the Valley have its fill of made-to-order, assembly-line pizza baked in a flash? Perhaps never, because when it’s done with quality ingredients, what’s not to like?

So welcome 1000 Degrees Pizza to the Scottsdale 101 shopping center, the first Arizona location for the Galloway, N.J., company. It joins the ranks of Fired Pie, Mod Pizza, Pizza Me, Pizza Rev and other fast-casual, build-your-own pizza joints in metro Phoenix.

The theme

Personalized, made-to-order Neapolitan-style pizza made with fresh, hand-tossed dough crafted from “00” flour into 10-inch ($7.95) and 14-inch ($14.95) sizes.

  • You can choose a combo, perhaps a Meatza with meatballs, hot or sweet Italian sausage, bacon, pepperoni and mozzarella. Or a Philly, with thin-sliced rib eye, caramelized onions, balsamic glaze, mozzarella and provolone.
  • You can build your own pizza, from more than 50 cheeses, sauces, meats, vegetables and other toppings.

How they’re made

Pizzas are then fired at 1000 degrees in a revolving-bottom brick oven, finishing in two minutes. Don’t expect authentic Neapolitan finesse — the traditional certified Italian pizza boasts a signature, slightly soft center, while the 1000 Degrees model is crispy throughout.

More locations on the way

Operated as a franchise by Randy and Ban Kassab of Capital Pizza Ventures, this is the just the first slice of the pie, since the group plans to develop three more Valley stores, with the next slated to open in Gilbert this spring.

Founded in 2014, 1000 Degrees is a fast-growing concept with nearly a dozen domestic restaurants and one international location in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. A mega expansion is planned through 2017.

Details: Scottsdale 1017000 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix. 480-502-7735, 1000degreespizza.com. Hours: 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sundays-Thursdays, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.

 For more information, please visit azcentral.com.

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

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Piece of the pie: New restaurant highlights demand for pizza

With two rotations and two minutes in a large brick oven, customers at 1,000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza can expect to get a piece of the pie pretty quickly.

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Mark Connelly and Nadia Grosskreutz own and operate the 1,000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza on South 42nd Street in Grand Forks. photo by Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald

Owners of the new pizza place on South 42nd Street describe their product as a cross between Neapolitan and New York styles, which they hope will separate themselves from the rest of the local pizza market they joined this week.

“In every other respect, it’s pizza,” said Mark Connelly, an owner of the business. “I think it’s the best quality pizza we could find.”

The American consumer’s appetite for the cheesy, saucy pies is growing, and locals seem to be no exception. Even by conservative definitions of “pizza restaurant,” Grand Forks and East Grand Forks are home to roughly 15 different pizza brands, including corporate shops and independent restaurants.

Operators of those restaurants say they try to separate themselves from the competition with prices, unique recipes and styles, and markets they aim to serve. And there seems to be plenty of dough to go around.

U.S. pizza sales topped $38.5 billion in the year that ended September 2014, according to figures from CHD Expert and Technomic cited by PMQ Pizza Magazine. That’s up roughly 3 percent from the previous year.

There may be a simple reason for that demand.

“Pizza’s the best,” said Matt Winjum, a co-owner of Rhombus Guys in downtown Grand Forks.

1,000 Degrees, which is connected to the Baymont Inn and Suites and had its grand opening Thursday, is the latest pizza chain to move into Grand Forks. Based in New Jersey, the brand has more than 10 restaurants in operation but plans to expand. The Grand Forks location is its first restaurant in North Dakota.

Connelly said he tried a number of the existing pizza places in town as he helped developed the restaurant but still saw an opportunity to add something unique to the market.

When asked what sets 1,000 Degrees apart from the plethora of pizza options in the area, managing partner Nadia Grosskreutz said, “I think the atmosphere, just seeing the pizza getting cooked in front of you.”

The restaurant features a Subway-like topping bar to craft a unique pie.

The pizza place’s preparation and ingredients may be different, but the end result is almost always the same: a circular piece of dough covered in sauce, cheese and toppings.

“Everybody kind of does everything a little bit differently,” Winjum said. “For me, it’s pizza, but it’s so much more. The crust is just kind of like the canvas.”

While Rhombus Guys gets most of its business from dine-in customers, other places don’t offer that option. One of them is Deek’s Pizza on North Washington Street, which only delivers and provides take-out.

Deek’s owner Tyler Kuenzel said they focus on the college student market.

“Our main customer is the college community,” he said. “Delivering until 3 (a.m.) helps, and then just trying to make sure you’re giving the best possible value to the customer is mainly how we try and do it.”

Asked which market Marco’s Pizza concentrates, area representative Joe Deck said they look for “swing sets and pools.”

“We’re really after families,” he said, adding their south end location is poised to take advantage of new home development.

But the opening of another pizza restaurant marks some fresh concerns for Deck.

“What’ll happen is the market will shake somebody out,” he said. “We welcome any new business to Grand Forks, but I hope there are enough dollars to go around for everybody.”

Others were less worried.

Spicy Pie opened near the Columbia Mall in December 2014. That brand’s marketing director, Mary Brown, said they consider “any restaurant competition,” whether it’s serving pizza, burgers, tacos or other menu items.

“In North Dakota, any larger town you go to there’s going to be a ton of restaurants and a ton of competition around for any restaurant coming into town,” she said.

But pizza may have an advantage in its near-universal appeal.

“If you find somebody who doesn’t like pizza, then they might be crazy,” Brown said. “Pizza’s always a good go-to for families, for friends, for eating comfort food by yourself.”

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