Fast-Casual Pizza Chain to open newest location in Toledo Ohio

1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza, a fast-casual American spin on authentic, hand-tossed Neapolitan pizza, came to the Toledo on Thursday, April 13, 2017. The new restaurant is located at 5380 Monroe Street, next to the Verizon store.

1000 Degrees serves personalized, made-to-order Neapolitan pizza. Each pizza starts with fresh, never frozen, hand-tossed dough, created with 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.

To celebrate, the first 10 guests through the doors on April 13 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 Toledo 1000 Degrees location is the first in the Northwest Ohio, and is owned and operated by local entrepreneur Kevin Orians, marketing research executive.

As a longtime resident of the Toledo area, the entrepreneur was drawn to the brand’s authenticity, proprietary oven and devotion to serving fresh, high quality ingredients. Orians is set to open additional 1000 Degrees Pizza locations in Northwest Ohio in the next 18 months. “I am thrilled to open the first 1000 Degrees location in Toledo. I want to give back to this community and look forward to opening the doors and sharing premium fast-casual pizza with area residents and visitors,” said Orians.

Customers can choose to top their pizzas with any of the more than 35 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 their pizza. 1000 Degrees Toledo also offers customers the option to BYOB.

Outside of the build your own option, there are more than 15 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 at 1000 degrees in a custom, handmade, revolving Neapolitan brick oven in just two minutes.

“We’re thrilled to further expand our brand throughout Ohio,” said 1000 Degrees CEO/founder Brian Petruzzi.

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 Toledo 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, visit or call 419.725.0100.

1000 Degrees has more than 20 domestic restaurants open and two international locations in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.