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1000 Degrees Pizza opens in Knoxville, TN

1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza serves pies quick!

, USA TODAY NETWORK – Tennessee  Published 11:00 a.m. ET July 7, 2017

Anyone who’s read this column long enough knows I’m all for some pizza. So I was eager to try 1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza in Turkey Creek (once the new-opening rush settled down), and the fact that they happened to offer a Groupon for $20 worth for $12 last week made me more than ready.

The Grub Spouse and I dropped in last week and could tell immediately it was going to be another variation on the fast-casual pizza model, a la Uncle Maddio’s and Blaze. The staff even shouted out, “Welcome to 1000 Degrees!” like they do at Moe’s Southwest Grill. We spent a few moments just off the queue to absorb the menu signage over the counter.

The core of the fare consists of 10 classic pizza recipes, including a chicken club, Hawaiian Fire, The White Out, Buffalo chicken and The Meatza. There are also four basic pies ranging from a sauce-and-cheese-only creation to a classic New Yorker and a classic Margherita pie.

All pizzas are available in a choice of four crusts – 10-inch Neapolitan ($7.95), 14-inch Neapolitan ($15.95), 10-inch gluten-free ($9.95) and the oval-shaped and slightly thicker Roman crust, which covers roughly the same area as the 10-inch for $7.95.

If you don’t want one of their house-made recipes, you can build your own pie, starting with your choice of crust, followed by choice of sauces. The latter include marinara, pesto, Smokey Bourbon BBQ, ranch and extra-virgin olive oil, to mention a few. From there, choose from seven kinds of cheese, seven types of meat and 14 vegetables to complete your masterpiece.

Other menu selections include six different salads; orders of six, 12 or 24 chicken wings with a choice of sauces; and cheesy breadsticks with optional bacon or pepperoni.

The Spouse and I ordered two pizzas (a Joey Special, for all you fans of Friends), which we would share with us – a 10-inch Tuscan chicken on Neapolitan crust, featuring mozzarella and Asiago cheeses, spinach and balsamic sauce; and The Philly on Roman crust, made with balsamic onions, mozzarella and thinly sliced rib eye. We tacked on an order of six wings in Buffalo sauce.

The whole gimmick at 1000 Degrees is that they put your assembled ingredients into an oven that cooks your pizza at – wait for it – 1,000 degrees. One revolution around the oven on the lazy-Susan-style grill, and it’s ready to go. So our pizzas were brought out to us before our wings were ready.

I had no problem with either pie. Recipe-wise, I have to admit I liked The Philly better than the Tuscan chicken, but the distance between them was negligible. In general, however, neither sample rose to a level that would prompt me to give it special kudos. They struck me as being no better or no worse than what you’ll find at other restaurants of that ilk. One advantage I can see for lunchtime guests would be speed of preparation and the fact that prices are fairly reasonable.

I actually liked the wings better than the pizza, pound for pound. The pieces were quite meaty, and the Buffalo sauce gave my palate a nice kick in the proverbial pants. We had plenty of leftovers, as expected, and grabbed a handy box to cart them home.

I definitely wouldn’t steer you away from 1000 Degrees. It’s one of those things where you would have to give it a go and see where it ranks against your local favorites. Although if you happen to catch their Groupon, that might certainly tip the scales a little more in their favor.

1000 Degrees Pizza

Bottom line: New in Turkey Creek, this fast-casual pizza joint specializes in Neapolitan-style crusts and fires up orders lickety-split. 

For more information, visit:

https://www.knoxnews.com/story/money/business/2017/07/07/turkey-creek-knoxville-1000-degree-pizza/453579001/

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1000 Degrees Pizza Turkey Creek Knoxville

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Customize your Neapolitan pizza at new Turkey Creek restaurant

“It was worth the wait,” Willis said.

“It was fun for the kids to get to customize their own pizza with as many toppings as they wanted,” Scrugham said.

After the grand opening, a 10-inch custom pizza will ring up for $7.95 with unlimited toppings. There is also a 14-inch pizza to customize, as well as specialty pizzas on the menu.

What makes it Neapolitan style?

The customization element of 1000 Degrees eatery is somewhat unique in the area, but it’s not unheard of. Patel said it’s the Neapolitan style of the pizza that changes Knoxville’s pizza game.

“It’s a whole process that starts with the flour,” he said. “Then you make the dough, and it cooks at more than 1000 degrees in two minutes.

“It’s crispy, and the taste is different.”

House-made recipes on the menu include the White Out pizza made with olive oil, mozzarella, Parmesan, mushrooms and garlic; the Hawaiian Fire made with spicy sriracha marinara, mozzerella, Canadian bacon, banana peppers and pineapple, the Smokey Pollo pizza made with roasted chicken, bacon, red onion, red peppers, pineapple, mozzarella, bleu cheese and barbecue sauce; and the Meatza made with marinara, mozzarella, pepperoni, bacon, Italian sausage and crumbled meatballs.

1000 Degrees Pizza

Bottom line: New in Turkey Creek, this fast-casual pizza joint specializes in Neapolitan-style crusts and fires up orders lickety-split. 

For more information, visit:

https://www.knoxnews.com/story/money/business/2017/07/07/turkey-creek-knoxville-1000-degree-pizza/453579001/

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Toss a pie into the sky

Sunil Patel of Knoxville is bringing a new pizza shop to town.

1000 Degrees Neopolitan Pizza is slated to open at 11071 Parkside Drive by early to mid-July. It is this company’s first franchise in Tennessee.

The menu features the White Out (with extra virgin olive oil, shredded mozzarella, Parmesan, fresh mushrooms and garlic), Smokey Pollo (featuring Sweet and Smokey Bourbon Barbecue Sauce, roasted chicken, bacon, red onion, red peppers, pineapple, shredded mozzarella and bleu cheese) and Meatza (with marinara, mozzarella, pepperoni, bacon, Italian sausage and crumbled meatballs).

1,000 Degrees Pizzeria gears up for July opening on 14th Street West

MANATEE – At first, the area around The Mall at University Town Center
seemed like the perfect place to open a pizza shop.

But after Ritesh Shah, 32, realized how much competition he’d have there, he
decided to look elsewhere. In the end, he settled on a spot at 6220 14th St. W. in
Bradenton. That’s where his new franchised pizza shop, 1,000 Degrees Pizzeria,
will open — he hopes by July 19.

Shah grew up in India with parents in the hotel business. His family moved to the
U.S. when Shah was 17, and his parents continued their tenure in the hotel
business. Shah got into the liquor and retail side of food service in Pensacola,
where he lived for about 10 years before moving to Bradenton two years ago. He
was visiting family in New Jersey last year when he tried 1,000 Degrees pizza.
It was the restaurant’s use of Caputo 00 flour, a variety made for use in pizza
dough and imported from Italy, that impressed Shah. He also liked that 1,000
Degrees doesn’t use freezers for any ingredients, resulting in a fresher product.
“I ate their pizza and it was amazing,” Shah said. “I really loved it.”
He dreamed of being a chef and working in the food business growing up, and
thought 1,000 Degrees Pizzeria and Bradenton were a good match for several
reasons.

“I saw Bradenton needed a place where a family can come in and have a nice
dinner,” Shah said. “And it’s quick, and it’s for lunch as well. If you’re working and
you only have 30 minutes for lunch, you can come in and get your pie baked in
less than two minutes. So you could be in and out in 15 minutes max.”
The Neapolitan-style pizza, characterized by a razor-thin crust and short baking
time in a high-temperature oven — hence the 1,000 Degrees in the name — is
not meant to be delivered, Shah said, so the pizza shop will not offer delivery.
“It’s supposed to be eaten at the restaurant right when it comes out of the oven,”
Shah said.

1,000 Degrees also has build-your-own salads, wings and cheesy bread on the
menu.

In addition to the seven sauces, seven cheeses and more than 30 toppings to
choose from for do-it-yourself pizzas, 1,000 Degrees in Bradenton is bringing in
the iPourIt technology. iPourIt turns customers into their own “beertenders” by
equipping them with a bracelet that’s linked to their credit card. Customers scan
the bracelet at a tap before pouring beers priced and charged by the ounce. In
addition to mainstream beers such as Budweiser and Bud Light, Shah plans to
have more than two dozen craft beers on tap, including local varieties.
The iPourIt technology appealed to him because it means he can serve beer
without the overhead cost of employing a bartender.

“I researched it and realized that I can sell beer 30 to 40 percent cheaper than
others do,” Shah said.

There are four 1,000 Degrees locations open in Florida, with another three,
including Shah’s, set to open soon. Vice president of operations for 1,000
Degrees John Feltes said another four or five Florida locations are to follow, as
well. The Sunshine State is well-positioned for pizza-franchise growth, thanks in
large part to tourism.

“It really is a pizza state,” Feltes said. “That sounds really weird, but outside of
New York City, one of the most dense areas is right around Orlando when it
comes to pizzerias. And a lot of that is because of tourism. When you want
something quick and you’re a tourist and you don’t want to spend $80 on chicken
tenders inside of the resorts, calling out for pizza is pretty darn easy, and it’s
reliable.”

Nationwide, New Jersey-based 1,000 Degrees Pizzeria has more than two dozen
locations in 12 states, with plans to open locations in Tennessee and Maryland
next.

For more information on the 1,000 Degrees Pizzeria Bradenton location and for
details on grand-opening specials, visit the location’s Facebook page
at facebook.com/1000DegreesBradenton/.

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1000 degrees pizza in Midvale, UT

1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza

 By Kim Cracroft

THURSDAY, JUNE 22, 2017

1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza is new to the Midvale area.  Owner Mike Crouch and his family brought this hip, fun fresh pizza franchise to Utah.

You walk in and are greeted by a friendly staff and 3 screens chuckfull of options.  Your choices are already mastered recipe pizzas or create your own, salads and wings.   (You choose from several  pizza size options, our favorite was the roman style.). The thing I loved about this place is that the toppings, no matter how many you put on, are just one price.

The pizza dough is made fresh with high quality ingredients everyday.  When ordering be sure to sneak a peek at the mixer behind the counter!

Let’s talk the oven.  It is massive and hot and is specifically designed for 1000 degrees restaurants.
It continuously rotates while pizzas are placed upon the pizza plates inside the oven and rotate about twice before the pizzas are ready to serve.  About 2 minutes cooking time!  Now that’s quick!

We enjoyed the chicken Alfredo pizza onroman style crust, classic margarita  pizza on roman style crust and the best cheesy bread EVER!!!!  I’m going out on a limb here, and say that it is the best pizza crust I have ever eaten!

Give 1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza a try for family night, hit it up for lunch or venture out for a night out with friends (top golf is kitty corner from them).  You will become a repeat customer, I promise!!

 
1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza
 7101 South Bingham Junction BLVD
Midvale, Utah
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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 Strongsville, OH

1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza in Strongsville giving away free pies for grand opening

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Did somebody say free pizza?

1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza is celebrating the opening of its first Cleveland-area location in Strongsville by offering a free pie to every customer that stops in Thursday, June 15 from 11 a.m. to close.

The first 10 customers in line will win a free pizza once a week for a year.

Similar in concept to fast-casual, single-line pizza chains such as Pizza Fire and Blaze Pizza, 1000 Degrees specializes in thin-crust Neapolitan-style pizza made to each customer’s specifications and then put in a gas-fired brick oven that cooks the pie in about two minutes.

The restaurant offers more than 50 toppings, cheeses and sauces.

1000 Degrees has about 20 locations across the nation, but the Strongsville store is just one of two in Ohio. It’s located next to Rosewood Grill at the Plaza at SouthPark, 16734 Royalton Rd.

The free pizza promotion is only good for the grand opening Thursday while supplies last.

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1000 degrees pizza in Willmar, MN

1000 Degrees fires up pizza in Willmar

WILLMAR — Not only does the oven at 1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria actually cook the pies at 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit, there are literally thousands of pizza combinations possible — between 33,000 and 34,000 to be exact.

“There is no shortage of pizza,” owner Carl Lindblad said.

Carl owns the restaurant with his wife, Courtney Lindblad, and the two are excited to be opening the first 1000 Degree franchise in Minnesota in Willmar, only a short distance from their native Benson.

“That is something we’re pretty proud of,” Courtney Lindblad said.

The pizzeria is located at 1700 1st St. S., attached to Cullen’s Home Center. The grand opening is Thursday, with free pizza and other giveaways, including free pizza for a year.

When customers come in to order their pizza, they will be able to choose from three different crusts, eight sauces, seven cheeses, seven meats and 14 vegetables. The menu also includes salads, wings and breadsticks. There is no limit to the number of toppings allowed on the pizza and it’s all for one price. No extra charges for extra toppings.

“You can order something specific to you. Put whatever you want on it,” Courtney Lindblad said.

The oven, which is so big a wall had to be removed to install it in the restaurant, is a brick oven, which gives the pizza a different flavor than traditionally baked pizza and it cooks it in about two minutes. The Lindblads said it usually takes customers longer to decide what they want on their pizza than it take to actually cook it.

Both husband and wife grew up in Benson with parents who owned their own businesses. Courtney’s father Craig Johnson owns nine Subway restaurants, while Carl’s father, Craig Lindblad, owns Craig’s Refrigeration. The couple dated in high school, had a long-distance relationship during college and got married four years ago. Courtney Lindblad went to school for human resources, while Carl Lindblad was a mechanical engineer at first. However, their family and entrepreneurial spirit kept pulling them back home to Benson.

“It’s a great place to be,” Courtney Lindblad said.

It was Courtney Lindblad’s father and a business partner who discovered the 1000 Degree opportunity and both the Lindblads and Courtney’s sister and brother-in-law, Emillie and Karl Larsen, ran with it. The Larsens own the 1000 Degree restaurants in Brookings and Watertown, South Dakota.

“If we didn’t have our family around, we wouldn’t be able to do this,” Courtney Lindblad said.

Courtney Lindblad admitted there have been a few comments regarding yet another pizza restaurant opening in Willmar, but she feels 1000 Degrees offers a high-quality product for an affordable price, along with giving Willmar a fast-casual dining experience.

“This concept can thrive in any community. It caters to the customers wants and needs,” Courtney Lindblad said.

While Courtney Lindblad will work sometimes at 1000 Degrees, she is also going to continue working full-time for her family’s Subway stores. It will really be Carl Lindblad running the oven at 1000 Degrees.

“Everything you see here, that is him,” Courtney Lindblad said.

While 1000 Degrees of Willmar doesn’t have its grand opening until Thursday, the restaurant quietly opened its doors on June 8, as a soft opening to allow time for staff to get the hang of their new jobs. However, the secret didn’t keep for long. The store had its first official customer at exactly 10 a.m. June 8, right when the open sign switched on. That followed a private party held June 7, which drew curious visitors as well, hoping for their first try of the fire baked pizza.

“The community has been waiting a while,” Courtney Lindblad said.

From what they know about small businesses and small towns, the Lindblads believe they will be welcomed to the area with open arms and look forward to introducing the Willmar region to their special brand of pizza.

“Hopefully we’ll start with a bang. That would be great,” Courtney Lindblad said.

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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Life of pie: 1000 Degrees Pizzeria heats up the competition

That’s what Scott Salem, co-general manager of 1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria, told his employees a few days prior to the restaurant’s May 18 opening.

“The dough must be soft and airy,” he explained, “but it also has to have a good crust.”

For the past several weeks, Salem, along with his co-general manager Jesse Miller, had been holding a pizza-making boot camp at 1000 Degrees’ 1388 Hamilton Blvd., location.

Not only was it important to allow the hand-tossed dough to proof for 48 hours, it was equally important to have the freshest of ingredients.

After all, the 1000 Degrees — a 3-year-old New Jersey-based pizza chain — is known for featuring an incredible number of toppings.

“While we have more than 10 signature pizzas, we also offer unlimited toppings for one flat price whenever a customer wants to create his own pizza,” Salem said. “For instance, a customer can choose the size of crust as well as a sauce, cheese, meats and a pick of any veggies.”

“You can literally create a different pizza every time you walk into 1000 Degrees,” interjected Miller.

Similar to a Subway or Chipotle restaurant, a 1000 Degrees customer will walk in and order through a build-your-own pizza type assembly line. The made-to-order pizzas are then cooked in a 1000-degree Neapolitan brick oven in just two minutes.

“That’s the key,” Miller said. “It may take a customer three minutes to personalize his order and another two minutes for the pizza to bake.”

“So, in a little more than five minutes, our customer will have a piping hot  pizza,” Salem added. “It’s as simple as that.”

Both Salem and Miller were formerly with Bev’s on the River. Looking for a new venture, they were drawn to 1000 Degrees, a growing franchise with locations in more 20 states.

“Since Sioux City’s 1000 Degrees is the first location in Iowa, we get to set the standard,” Miller said. “Plus, it’s exciting to bring this new concept to Siouxland.”

Salem nodded his head in agreement.

“Our restaurant is fresh, fun and has really good pizza,” he said with a grin. “I mean who doesn’t like pizza.”

At 1000 Degrees, pizzas come in 10- and 14-inch sizes in addition to a gluten-free crust that is available on request. Customers have the choice of ordering such signature pies as the Hawaiian Fire (Canadian bacon, banana peppers, pineapple, shredded mozzarella and a spicy Sriracha marinara); the Tuscan Chicken (grilled chicken, spinach, shredded mozzarella, asiago and marinated balsamic sun-dried tomatoes); and the Meatza (pepperoni, bacon, Italian sausage, crumbled meatballs, shredded mozzarella and a signature marinara).

“OK, what’s your favorite pizza?” Salem asked Miller. “Personally, I go back and forth between our White Out pizza (fresh mushrooms, garlic, Parmesan, shredded mozzarella and extra virgin olive oil) and the Buffalo Chicken (grilled chicken, blue cheese crumbles, shredded mozzarella and Buffalo sauce).”

“Our Buffalo chicken pizza is amazing,” Miller said.

Not in the mood for pizza? 1000 Degrees also offers salads and customizeable, fire-roasted wings that come in six flavors.

As his employees makes practice pies, Salem is satisfied with their level of skill.

“Fast-casual restaurants are the rage across the country and what sets 1000 Degrees apart from the rest is the quality of our food and the quality of our people,” he said. “Taken together, that’s a winning combination.”

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 Franchise opens 2 shops in Orlando Area

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By   – Reporter, Orlando Business Journal

A New Jersey pizza brand has signed on a franchisee to open its first Orlando stores and create up to 36 new jobs.

Matt Peach, an Orlando resident and new franchisee of Bridgewater, N.J.-based 1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza, is opening the brand’s first two eateries in the area by the end of the year, he told Orlando Business Journal. Letters of intent are out for two locations — one in Windermere and one in Winter Park — but Peach also is eyeing new construction near the Mall at Millenia.

A specific Millenia-area location was not given, but Peach said it’s near Super Target and Costco, which aligns with the new Millenia Plaza Way commercial construction that will include Pei Wei Asian Diner and Zoës Kitchen, as previously reported by OBJ.

Each new 1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza will create 16-18 jobs, and applications for those will open in October, Peach said.

Customization is the top factor at 1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza. Fifteen specialty pizzas like Hawaiian Fire — spicy sriracha marinara, shredded mozzarella, Canadian bacon, banana peppers and pineapple chunks — and a make-your-own option are available.

“In my opinion, it’s a totally different pizza experience. You go to the line, pick out all your own toppings, it’s put in a brick oven and about 2 minutes later you have the pizza,” Peach said.

Beyond the first two, even more 1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza locations are on Peach’s radar. Submarkets he’s eyeing are east Orlando near the University of Central Florida, Altamonte Springs, Oviedo and Kissimmee, he said.

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.bizjournals.com/orlando:/blog/2016/08/new-jersey-pizza-brand-expanding-to-orlando.html

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 1st Omaha location

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A new pizza place, 1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria, opened in Omaha on Thursday.

The restaurant is at 17676 Welch Plaza and is part of a Sioux City-based chain that has locations around the country. Its website shows a planned second location in Elkhorn, at 1405 S. 204th St.

The restaurant serves a variety of customizable pizzas in 10- and 14-inch sizes on both regular and gluten-free crusts. A thicker pizza crust, called the Roman style, also is available.

Each pizza is cooked in a custom-built Neapolitan oven that reaches 1,000 degrees and cooks in an average of two minutes. The menu also includes salads, breadsticks and fire-roasted wings.

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

http://www.omaha.com/go/dining-notes-degrees-pizza-to-open-first-omaha-location/article_4b8d1c7a-aa0c-11e7-aea4-0ff4e1669680.html

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