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.

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.” Read more

Freezing for pizza

Grand Forks, ND (WDAZ-TV) – What would you do for free pizza for an entire year?

1000 Degrees Pizza gave free pizza to everybody at Thursday’s grand opening. They also promised free pizza for a year for the first 10 people to show up in line. Some were in line since Wednesday night.

Jim Knable, UND student: “It’s free. I’ve never actually had this pizza so I don’t really know how it tastes but I’m assuming it’s pretty good. It’s pizza.”

Spoken like a true college student. Most of the 10 people that braved subzero temperatures for 10 inches of dough and melted cheese were UND students.

Augustine Brock, UND student: “Hopefully it is 1000 degrees to counter this cold weather.”

From the hungry to the borderline strange; one man wouldn’t even come out of his tent to explain why he’s braving elements.

Alexander Fief, ‘Tent Man’: “Free pizza. My mother always told me that frugality is a virtue so I figure that this is my ticket to heaven.”

At 7 a.m. after 9 hours in the deep freeze, the adjoined hotel let the disheveled youths line up out of the cold. They were quickly joined by nearly 100 others for the hottest free thing in town.

And when the doors opened: jubilation. The 10 that made it will get one free pizza for every week of 2016.

Knable: “I think after that night, you have to like it. So just keep thinking back to sitting outside in the cold and you’ll like the pizza.”

1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza Opens First North Dakota Location in Grand Forks

Grand Forks, N.D. (PRWEB) January 11, 2016

1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza, a fast-casual American spin on authentic, hand-tossed Neapolitan pizza, is debuting in North Dakota with the opening of its Grand Forks location on Thursday, Jan. 14. The new restaurant is located at 951 S. 42nd Street, next to the Baymont Inn & Suites.

To celebrate the new restaurant, the first 10 guests through the doors on Thursday, Jan. 14 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 8 p.m. and like 1000 Degrees on Facebook, 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 “00” flour and available in both a personal 10” and shareable 14” sizes. Guests then choose to create their own pizza or order one of the 1000 Degrees Favorites. Read more

Fast-casual pizzeria chain signs development deal for its first south Florida stores

The customizable fast-casual food craze continues with a new development agreement from 1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza, which will open its Florida stores in March.

Similar to Blaze Pizza, a concept that recently entered the South Florida market, 1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza offers 10-inch and 14-inch pizzas that are made with guests’ choice of toppings and baked in minutes.

Franchisees Julianne Burtin and Nick Anagno of Inferno Group Holdings have agreed to open 12 units of the chain, nearly doubling 1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza’s current footprint. The brand has 10 locations open across New Jersey, Michigan and Connecticut and dozens more in development for Ohio, Texas, California, Arizona, North Dakota, Virginia, Florida and Malaysia.

By the end of 2016, 1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza expects to open 80 units and projects another 170 to open in 2017.

Inferno Group’s Florida stores are expected to start their ribbon cuttings by spring in counties such as Monroe, Palm Beach, Collier, Lee, Hendry, Martin, Glades, Charlotte, Sarasota, De Soto, Highlands, Okeechobee, Saint Lucie, Pinellas, Hillsborough, Manatee, Hardee, Indian River and Brevard.

“This multi-unit franchise deal is only one example of the increased demand we’re seeing for 1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza across the nation,” said CEO and founder Brian Petruzzi in a statement. “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.”

Potential franchisees can expect an initial investment between $175,000 to $325,000 to open a location. Franchise fees include $29,500 for a single store or $25,000 each for multiple stores. Recurring fees including a 6 percent monthly royalty and a national ad fund contribution of 2 percent, according to the brand’s website.
1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza is among a large group of growing fast-casual concepts that are clamoring for space in South Florida’s densely populated neighborhoods. The brand was founded in 2014.

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1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza Heats Up Deptford Township with New Location

New Option for Customizable Fast-Casual Pizza Offers Free 10” Pizza for All Guests, Plus Chance to Win Free Pizza for a Year

January 06, 2016 // Franchising.com // Deptford Township, N.J. – 1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria Franchise, a fast-casual American spin on authentic, hand-tossed Neapolitan pizza, is coming to the Deptford Mall. The new restaurant will host its grand opening on Friday, Jan. 8 and is located in the mall at 1750 Deptford Center Rd. on Level 2 between Macy’s and Sears.

To celebrate the new restaurant, the first 10 guests through the doors on Friday, Jan. 8 at 10 a.m. will win free pizza for a year. In addition, all guests who visit the grand opening between 10 a.m. and 9:30 p.m. and like 1000 Degrees on Facebook or follow on Instagram or Twitter, will receive a free 10” pizza of their choice. Read more

Want a year of free pizza? Hit the mall

What’s better than pizza? Free pizza, of course.

1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza is opening up its latest South Jersey location, and as they always do, they are celebrating.

The new eatery is located on Level 2 of the Deptford Mall between Macys and Sears.

During the grand opening, the first 10 guests through the doors at 10 a.m. Jan. 8 will win free pizza for a year.

In addition, all guests who visit the grand opening between 10 a.m. and 9:30 p.m. and like 1000 Degrees on Facebook or follow on Instagram or Twitter, will receive a free 10-inch pizza of their choice.

1000 Degrees serves personalized pizza with fresh ingredients. Guests get to choose among dozens of toppings for 10-inch or 14-inch pies.

The mall is the chain’s ninth New Jersey location, and franchisees are brothers Hai and Jeff Lin of Deptford.

The restaurant group plans to develop more locations in region. There are locations now in Cherry Hill, Millville, Somerdale, and Marlton.

1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza signs 12-unit deal in South Florida

1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza announced it has signed a pizza 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’ 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, according to a company press release.

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 growth of the fast-casual pizza industry. Read more

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