1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza Adds New Location in Delray Beach

1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza, a fast-casual American spin on authentic, hand-tossed Neapolitan pizza, is coming to the Palm Beach area Thursday, Dec 1. The new restaurant is located in the Delray Place Shopping Center at 1801 S. Federal Hwy., Store 800, on the center corner of Federal Hwy and Linton Blvd.

To celebrate the new restaurant, the first 10 guests through the doors on Thursday, Dec. 1 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 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 Delray Beach 1000 Degrees location is the second in Florida, and is owned and operated by South Florida Area Developers Julianne Burtin and Nick Anagno of Inferno Group Holdings., LLC. 1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza in Delray Beach is the group’s first location and they have plans to open 12 additional locations across 19 South Florida counties. The group was drawn to 1000 Degrees’ fresh, quality ingredients and fun atmosphere.

“We saw South Florida as a relatively untapped market for authentic Neapolitan-style pizza and we wanted to offer that kind high quality pizza at a great price point to the residents of Palm Beach and surrounding counties,” said Anagno. “1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza offers some of the best tasting specialty pizzas, and the option to build-your-own pizza at one flat price that’s ready in just two minutes creates a customized dining experience that’s fast and affordable.”

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.

The restaurant will also include a self-pour beer and wine wall, allowing guests to sample new beers and wines and refill their glass at their leisure. From local craft beers to fresh, locally-sourced organic vegetables, 1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza of Delray Place is committed to supporting the community.

“We want our guests to have a unique experience while feeling right at home when dining with us,” said Burtin. “The self-pour beverage system is customized, fast and fun so it works hand-in-hand with our concept”.

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. 1000 Degrees Delray Beach marks the brand’s second restaurant in The Sunshine State which currently has more than 18 domestic restaurants open and two international locations in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The fast-casual pizza franchise is growing at a rapid pace, estimating it will open more than 25 units by the end of this year.

1000 Degrees Delray Beach is open Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. To learn more about 1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza or to be part in their weekly giveaways and promotions, please visit www.facebook.com/1000degreesdelrayplace. For franchise information in the South Florida area, please call 844-PIZZAOP (844-749-9867).

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 25 units open by the end of this year and projects more than 50 more by the end of 2017. For more information on the 1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza brand, or for franchise or investor relations, visit the company website at www.1000DegreesPizza.com.

1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza Headed to Denver

Fast casual 1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza is coming to the Denver metro area on December 1. The new restaurant is located in Federal Plaza at 10320 Federal Blvd., next to Chipotle.

To celebrate the new restaurant, the first 10 guests through the doors on December 1 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-inch 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-inch and sharable 14-inch sizes. Guests then choose to create their own pizza or order one of the 1000 Degrees Favorites.

The Federal Heights 1000 Degrees location is the first in Colorado, and is owned and operated by local entrepreneur Jeff Lester of JP Lester, LLC. Recognizing his community’s love for pizza but lack of fast-casual pizza restaurants, Lester decided to open a 1000 Degrees location in his neighborhood. Lester, whose home used to feature a wood fire pizza oven, was drawn to the brand’s authenticity, fresh, quality ingredients and fun atmosphere. JP Lester, LLC. is set to open another 1000 Degrees restaurant in Boulder this upcoming January, and has plans to bring 10 more locations to Colorado within the next three to five years.

“I saw Denver as a relatively untapped market for authentic Neapolitan-style pizza, and after cooking pizzas in my own wood fire oven, I wanted to offer that kind high quality pizza to the residents of Federal Heights,” says Lester. “I want to give back to this great community and I look forward to opening our doors and sharing our love for premium fast-casual pizza with the community.”

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.

In addition to pizza, 1000 Degrees Federal Heights will offer wings, as well as gelato from Denver’s Glacier Ice Cream & Gelato. The restaurant will also serve craft beer, domestic beer and wine. From local craft beers to locally homemade gelato, 1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza of Federal Heights is committed to supporting the community.

“We’re thrilled to open the doors of our first 1000 Degrees restaurant in Colorado,” says 1000 Degrees CEO and Founder Brian Petruzzi. “I’m confident that we serve the best hand-tossed Neapolitan pizza in the Denver metro 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 18 domestic restaurants open and two international locations in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 1000 Degrees is growing at a rapid pace, estimating it will open more than 25 units by the end of this year.

1000 Degree Neapolitan Pizza heats up CO

Denver will soon be warmed by 1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza’s newest location, coming Dec. 1, according to a press release. The locations is the brand’s first Colorado restaurant and is owned and operated by Jeff Lester of JP Lester, LLC.

“I saw Denver as a relatively untapped market for authentic Neapolitan-style pizza, and after cooking pizzas in my own wood fire oven, I wanted to offer that kind high quality pizza to the residents of Federal Heights,” Lester said. “I want to give back to this great community and I look forward to opening our doors and sharing our love for premium fast-casual pizza with the community.”

Original Article at: https://www.fastcasual.com/news/1000-degree-neapolitan-pizza-heats-up-co/

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How millennials are building the next iconic pizza chain

Americans share a love affair for pizza, consuming a shocking 350 slices every second, but if you want to see a slice of the future, watch how a millennial pulls a piece from the pie. They are responsible for an increasing share of a U.S. pizza sales market expected to reach nearly $45 billion this year, up from $38.5 billion in 2015, according to Pizza Industry Analysis 2016.

Far from being the typical go-to food accompanied by a round of beer on a night out with the guys, pizza is largely being consumed by millennial females — as much as 63 percent, according to PMQ Pizza Magazine.

This younger generation not only look for healthier options but also consider the experience as significant as the food itself — an important consideration for entrepreneurs looking to cash in on the evolving pizza market, as today’s 80 million millennials buying pizza are expected to outspend baby boomers by 2017, according to the report from Pizza Industry Analysis.

Today there are about 70,000 pizzerias operating in the United States, with another 4,800 set to open by year-end. Most of the $45 billion in market share is going to the franchises. The top four chains — Pizza Hut, Domino’s, Little Caesars and Papa John’s — pulled in $23.5 billion in 2015, according to Pizza Industry Analysis. The reason: the ability of bigger companies to meet the changing requirements of the consumer.

These changing requirements are many.

The past few years have seen an enormous number of pizza establishments emerge to cater to the evolving marketplace, from gluten-free specialties and artisanal parlors with healthy options to the environmentally conscious and mobile pizzerias.

The fastest growth area today is fast-casual, a build-your-own pizza model designed after the Chipotle service model. Chipotle’s parent company has launched its own pizza brand, Pizzeria Locale.

Buxton, a customer analytics firm, reports that millennials favor fast-casual pizza because it’s inexpensive — around $8 to $10 a pie — and has a made-to-order design. According to Technomic, the fast-casual segment continued to lead the pack in 2015 with 11.4 percent sales growth, almost doubling the growth rate of any other dining segment.

One entrepreneur who is betting on this booming market is Brian Petruzzi, founder of 1000 Degrees Neopolitan Pizza, a franchise that offers customizable, authentic Neapolitan pizza on hand-tossed fresh dough. He defines the 1000 Degrees approach as fresh-casual, claiming it kicks the new pizza model up a notch by combining the concept of fast-casual with fresh ingredients in a fine-casual setting.

Launched in 2014, Petruzzi already has 25 1000 Degrees franchises up and running — in New Jersey, Michigan, Arizona, Texas, North Dakota, Florida and Connecticut — along with two locations in Malaysia. By the end of 2016, Petruzzi, who is also the pizza chain’s CEO, plans to have at least another 30 U.S. locations open. “As far as signed agreements, we have well over 100. In Florida alone, we have 45,” he said.

A lot of 1000 Degrees’ success, says Petruzzi, is its transparency. “Customers want a lot more input into what they’re getting. They want to see that the ingredients are fresh, and they want to be able to customize and make stuff their own. A lot of it is millennial-based. They like having control,” he said.

The menu boasts fresh, high-quality ingredients, including artisan-made cheeses and imported meats. Customers can choose from more than 50 toppings, from the traditional tomatoes, mozzarella, pepperoni and garlic to thinly sliced rib eye, grilled chicken, pineapple, jalapeno, banana peppers, bleu cheese, a smoky bourbon barbeque sauce and more. The 10- and 14-inch pies, priced between $5 and $17, depending on the market, circulate through a 1,000-degree oven and are done in 2 minutes.

Petruzzi says that while the food is ready quickly, his customers are in no rush to leave. “We’re fast to get you your food, but we bring the food to your seat so you can sit back and relax. We focus on the dine-in experience.”

To emphasize their fresh-casual approach, 1000 Degrees recently began offering self-serve beer and wine. “Dine in represents at lunch about 65 percent of our business and at dinner about 50 percent of our business.” Petruzzi said.

While many of the newer chains focus on catering to forward-thinking millennials, one chain is defying the demographic buzz, focusing on the tradition of celebrating family and embracing the community.

The California-based Pizza Factory is a communal hub for pizza lovers where patrons sit and enjoy the traditional fare at long communal tables. Rather than delivering pizzas to you or having you grab them on your way home, Pizza Factory is a place where families and friends can relax and know they’re likely to see a friend.

According to Mary Jane Riva, the chain’s president and CEO, the concept seems to be working. Pizza Factory currently has 115 locations in six states in the western half of the United States — and Pizza Today ranks the company as the 41st biggest chain in the country, with 2015 sales of $60.3 million, a near-$10 million improvement over 2014.

Riva bought the company in 2012 for an undisclosed sum after owning five of her own Pizza Factory franchises, the first of which she purchased in 1989. She believes that dining together provides a warm, embracing experience.

“People are moving fast, but the bottom line is, they want to be able to sit down with their family and let their hair down and let their kids go,” says Riva. “I believe community is all about that. And if you’re going to go into a community, you should be part of it.”

Over the next five years, Riva says she hopes to double the number of Pizza Factory stores and expand the company’s footprint around the country.

“It’s not rooftops we’re looking for. We’re looking for schools. We’re looking for parks. We want to see community, and that’s why we go into towns where others might not. Some of these smaller towns are our most successful stores.”