Chesapeake, Va. – (August 4, 2016) – 1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza, a fast-casual American spin on authentic, hand-tossed Neapolitan pizza, is coming to the Great Bridge Shopping Center with the opening of its Chesapeake location 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 Twitter, will receive a FREE 10” 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 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.
“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.”
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 smoky 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, rotating deck Neapolitan brick oven in just two minutes.
“1000 Degrees is heating up the Chesapeake area with the opening of our first location 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.”
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 25 units by the end of 2016.
1000 Degrees in Chesapeake is open Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., 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 https://www.facebook.com/1000degreeschesapeake or call 757-482-0915.
* Free pizza for a year winners will receive 52 Free Pizza Cards. ** Excludes our Gluten Free Pizza Crust
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.