1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza Adds New Location in Katy

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

1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza, a fast-casual American spin on authentic, hand-tossed Neapolitan pizza, is coming to the west Houston metro area on Thursday, Feb 9. The new restaurant is located at 24600 Katy Freeway, next to the Field & Stream and Bed Bath and Beyond.

To celebrate the new restaurant, the first 10 guests through the doors on Thursday, February 9 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” pizza of their choice while supplies last. Throughout the day, 1000 Degrees Katy will also award ten randomly selected guests with free pizza for a year.

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 Katy 1000 Degrees location is the third location in the greater Houston area, and is owned and operated by local entrepreneur John Bock of Bock Restaurants LLC, along with his wife Brenda and friends Travis and Elizabeth Masterson. Bock has worked in the restaurant industry for 22 and currently works in real estate, while his wife Brenda teaches in the Early Childhood Autism program in the Katy Independent School District. Travis is a disabled veteran of the U.S. Army. Robert Rankin, an experienced restaurant manager in the area, will step in as Director of Operations. As longtime residents of the Katy area, the entrepreneurs were drawn to the brand’s authenticity, proprietary oven and devotion to serving fresh, high quality ingredients. The entrepreneurial team is set to open two more 1000 Degrees locations in Sugar Land and Spring later this year.

“We’re thrilled to open our first 1000 Degrees location in our hometown of Katy. We want to give back to this great community and we look forward to opening our doors and sharing our love for premium fast-casual pizza with the residents of Katy,” said Bock. “1000 Degrees offers some of the best tasting specialty pizzas, and guests are sure to appreciate our fresh, hand-made dough and quality toppings.”

Customizing a 1000 Degrees pizza is truly a unique experience, as guests can choose to top theirs with any of the more than 35 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. 1000 Degrees Katy also offers customers the option to BYOB.

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, revolving Neapolitan brick oven in just two minutes.

“We’re thrilled to further expand our brand throughout Texas,” said 1000 Degrees CEO and Founder Brian Petruzzi. “I’m confident that we serve the best hand-tossed Neapolitan pizza in the Houston 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 50 units by the end of this year.

1000 Degrees Katy is open Monday through Sunday from 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/1000-Degrees-Neapolitan-Pizzeria-of-Katy or call (281) 547-1087.