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1000 DEGREES PIZZA ranked number seven for fastest growing fast casual food franchise.


2016 U.S. SYSTEMWIDE SALES: $18.3 MILLION (UP 88.7%)
2016 UNITS: 20 (UP 53.8%)

This fast-casual pizza starts with an “authentic Neapolitan dough recipe dating back over 100 years.” It’s this authenticity, and its use of 1000-degree ovens that cook pies in two minutes, that the chain names as differentiators. Customers can choose from a menu of specialty pizzas and classic Neapolitan preparations, or create their own recipe by selecting dough and choosing from more than 40 sauces, cheeses, meats and vegetables.

1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza set to open within days on Huebner

At 1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza, the name says it all: customizable pizza cooked at a scorching temperature that’s ready to eat in two minutes.

The first San Antonio location of the blossoming franchise is set to open Nov. 2 at 11224 Huebner Road in the City View Village Shopping Center, and there are plans for a bevy of giveaways that make the grand-opening noteworthy.

The first 10 customers in line when doors open at 11 a.m., along with 10 other randomly chosen customers that will be notified via specially marked boxes, will receive “free pizza for a year.” Owner Ashley Andres said the prizes will be administered as 52 coupons for free 10-inch pies.

Every customer who goes to 1000 Degrees on opening day will be served up a freebie 10-inch pizza and can enjoy live music throughout the day and a free photo booth from Studio Benton Photography.

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.

There also is a specialty menu with pizzas such as the Trenton Tomato Pie, Smokey Pollo and the Hawaiian Fire, made with a spicy sriracha marinara. All of the 10-inch pizzas will be sold for $10 or less. There aren’t any limits on the toppings for “build your own” pies, although it’s not recommended to go beyond five.

“The biggest draw is that customers can get in and out during a lunch break with a freshly made pizza,” Andres said. “ Ninety percent of our business will be build-your-own. It’s appealing, because as people go through the assembly line, they may say ‘You know, I’ve never had salami on a pizza … let’s try that.”

Everything is done out in the open, from the dough-making process to the pizza assembly line to the 7,000-pound, gas-fired brick oven centerpiece, which can hold up to 13 pizzas at a time and cook at that 1,000 degree namesake average.

Other menu items will include breadsticks, build-your-own salads, cinnamon sticks and oven-roasted chicken wings, as well as five varieties of draft beer and white wine.

The Huebner location will be 2,510 square feet with seating for 68 inside the pizzeria and 20 outside in a shaded outdoor patio area. Business hours will run from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week.

1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza, 11224 Huebner Rd., 210-368-2053. Facebook: 1000DegreesSanAntonio.

New arrival turns up the heat on fast pizza biz in San Antonio

At 1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza, the name says it all: customizable pizza cooked at a scorching temperature that’s ready to eat in two minutes.
San Antonio is about to get its first location of the blossoming franchise, with plans to open in mid-October at 11224 Huebner Road in the City View Villiage Shopping Center. It’s not the first ultra-fast pizza model to enter the San Antonio market, but it could be the fastest by a minute. MOD Pizza, which has three area locations and a fourth planned, says it can turn out pizzas from its 800-degree oven in about three 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.
There also is a specialty menu with pizzas such as the Trenton Tomato Pie, Smokey Pollo and the Hawaiian Fire, made with a spicy sriracha marinara. All of the pizzas will be sold for $10 or less. There aren’t any limits on the toppings for “build your own” pies, but owner Ashley Andres recommends going with no more than five to avoid the possibility of a sagging crust.

1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza Fires Up Downtown Boston Tomorrow

Boston’s warm front will continue this week with the opening of 1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza near Government Center. The New Jersey-based chain officially debuts its newest location at 45 Court St. on Thursday, August 24, and to celebrate the opening, 1000 Degrees will offer free pizzas throughout the day, until the restaurant runs out.

This is the first Massachusetts location of the 1000 Degrees chain, and owner Ken Pasquariello plans to offer the first 10 people in line one free pizza each week for a year. 1000 Degrees operates with a counter service-style setup reminiscent of other fast-casual pizza spots like Blaze Pizza and Crush Pizza: Customers choose from dozens of toppings that get added to their pie, then wait for the pizza to cook for two minutes in a brick oven.

The menu at 1000 Degrees also includes bread sticks, salads, and wings. The restaurant will operate Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

1,000 Degrees Pizza Lands in Government Center

The latest in fast-fired, fast-casual pizza touches down in Government Center today. 1,000 Degrees, a Neapolitan-style brand in this red-hot category, is offering Boston a first taste of its pies with free pizza throughout the day, until supplies run out. The Court Street pizzeria is open 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

The customizable counter-service spot offers a choice of 30 different toppings, or signature pies like a classic margherita, buffalo chicken, and Hawaiian Fire, with Sriracha marinara, shredded mozzarella, Canadian bacon, banana peppers, and pineapple. Choose from a chewy, Neapolitan-style crust, or a thicker Roman style. The pizzas are fired up in a brick oven at—you guessed it—1,000 degrees. The menu also offers cheese-laden breadsticks, build-your-own salads, and fire-roasted wings in flavors like smokey bourbon barbecue, and sesame orange.

A New Jersey-based chain, 1,000 Degrees has 27 franchises in 20 states. Government Center is its first Massachusetts location, helmed by local owner Ken Pasquariello.

Fueled by homegrown spots like Area Four, Stoked, and Ciao!, 1,000 Degrees blazes onto a wood-fired pizza scene in Boston that has seen similar fast-casual concepts, like Blaze, Crush, and Nantucket-born Oath, proliferate with the promise of quick-cooking, artisan ’za. New contender, &pizza, literally sweetened the deal it proposed in Cambridge to vie for real estate in a neighborhood that’s sick of pizza.

1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza Opens in TCreek

Sunil Patel’s love for pizza has led him to open 1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza in Turkey Creek.
Patel, franchise owner, held his store’s grand opening at its new location, 11071 Parkside Drive, between Noodles & Company and Watchdog Surveillance and
Spy Gear, Thursday, July 6. “I love pizza. It’s my favorite food. I always wanted to be in the food business and 1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza is
something I’ve not seen elsewhere in a casual, fast-food place,” Patel said. “Here, you walk in and have your pizza in less
than five minutes. We cook our pizzas at 1000 degrees so it really cooks fast.” Customers can choose from its classic signature pizzas or build their own with
unlimited toppings, he added. The toppings are out front where customers can pick them easily; they can choose a 10-inch or 14-inch dough and watch as the pizza is being made.
What makes his pizzas Neapolitan? “It’s the flour,” Patel said. “I use 00 Neapolitan-style flour. It’s the finest flour that is available.” The process he uses to make the dough also makes a Neapolitan pizza. While the cooking is done quickly, he said the process to get the dough ready is not. “We offer Roman style, which is thicker, and a regular thin crust,” Patel said. Along with pizzas, 1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza carries salads, wings and cheesy bread. The franchise, which is based out of New Jersey, is the 40th store nationwide but the only one in Tennessee, he said.
Patel chose to locate in Turkey Creek because “this was a hot spot, a lot of

Customize your Neapolitan pizza at new Turkey Creek restaurant

The words “free pizza” might be the tastiest words ever spoken.

Just ask the hundreds of Knoxvillians who rushed to Turkey Creek and stood in line for hours at 1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza’s grand opening Thursday.

To celebrate its grand opening, the pizza shop offered one custom-order, 10-inch pizza for each customer.

Customers have more than 50 toppings to choose from to make a pizza that is truly theirs, Sunil Patel, owner of the Turkey Creek franchise, said.

‘Worth the wait’

Jennifer Scrugham, Stephanie Willis and Amy Fonseca arrived with nine kids right on time for their free pizza at 11 a.m. as doors opened.

They made it through the line and sat down with 12 pizzas an hour and a half late

“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.

Build your own salads, break sticks and fire roasted chicken wings are also featured on the menu.

1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza is located at 11071 Parkside Dr.

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

“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

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

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

For more information on the 1,000 Degrees Pizzeria Bradenton location and for
details on grand-opening specials, visit the location’s Facebook page