7. 1000 DEGREES NEAPOLITAN PIZZA
2016 UNITS: 20 (UP 53.8%)
CONCEPT: AN ENERGETIC PIZZA CHAIN OFFERING AUTHENTIC NEAPOLITAN PIZZAS
This fast-casual pizza starts with an “authentic Neapolitan dough recipe dating back over 100 years.” It’s this authenticity, and its use of 1000-degree ovens that cook pies in two minutes, that the chain names as differentiators. Customers can choose from a menu of specialty pizzas and classic Neapolitan preparations, or create their own recipe by selecting dough and choosing from more than 40 sauces, cheeses, meats and vegetables.
We are meeting with Brian Petruzzi of 1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria. Serving customizable, authentic Neapolitan pizza on hand-tossed, never frozen dough and topped with more than 50 of the finest freshest ingredients, 1000 Degrees pizza perfectly captures American appeal and old world Neapolitan flavor. Each pie is familiar to New York style pizza, but maintains the light and airy appeal of Neapolitan style with a thin, slightly-charred crust.
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It’s not an easy feat to make good pizza quickly. If you’re looking for pizza in Elkhorn, Neb., you can find fast, good, and personalized pizza now at 1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria. The franchise opened its second location in the Metro – and it’s true, the pizzeria’s 1000-degree oven bakes pizzas in two minutes. My family was invited to a dinner out at the restaurant so I could tell you all about it.
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by 1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria. I was compensated for writing about my experience. As always, my opinions, descriptions and typos are my own.
The Food At 1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria
Let’s just jump into the food, that’s what you’re curious about, right? While the menu does branch out out to include some salads and fire-roasted chicken wings, the main reason to go here is pizza. You can order one of their classics, with toppings and sauces already decided, or you can create your own. The price doesn’t change whether you add two or 12 toppings.
You can tweak the classics, too. I heard the White Out pizza was delicious as is: Extra virgin olive oil, shredded mozzarella, parmesan, fresh mushrooms, and garlic. But, I met Derek Benson-Williams, the franchise’s regional manager, and he mentioned he added bacon to the White Out.
Good call, Derek. Good call.
The White Out with bacon was a savory treat, but the standout pizza was the one Mr. Wonderful ordered. He got the Smokey Pollo and made no changes to it. This flavorful pizza has sweet and smokey bourbon barbecue sauce, roasted chicken, bacon, red onion, red peppers, pineapple, shredded mozzarella and blue cheese. I’m not a fan of blue cheese, but on this pizza, it was just right.
My family all went with Neapolitan-style pizzas, but 1000 Degrees also has a style called Roman, with a thicker, puffier crust.
For four of us, we got three 10-inch pizzas, plus cheesy breadsticks. That was more than enough for us. One pizza was enough for my two young kids, but adding the breadsticks insured they didn’t finish the entire pizza.
Feeding Kids at 1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria
I loved the individualization of pizzas at 1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria, particularly since my kids can be rather picky. I’m pretty sure once they begin venturing out beyond pepperoni, they would be happy to add something crazy like macaroni and cheese to their pizza, but for now, they were content with their usual.
We’ve had Neapolitan style pizza before, and the kids have balked at eating pizza with the fresh mozzarella slices on it. Crazy, right? It’s so good when it’s fresh. You can get fresh mozzarella at 1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria, but if you’ve got kids like mine, you can also opt for the shredded variety to satisfy them.
Ordering at a Fast-Casual Pizzeria
1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria takes some inspiration from places like Subway, letting people have things the way they want them. That may mean standing at the counter and pointing out the toppings you want, deciding on which of the eight sauces you like, and deciding if you want just want type of cheese on top (or all eight). Then you have to figure out which crust you want (there’s a gluten-free option, too).
Omaha Location Deals
We dined at the Elkhorn location, the newest 1000 Degrees in the Metro area.
There is an Omaha location of 1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria that’s been open since last May. You can head there for some great deals to save a little money. The biggie is the $6 Thursday deal. Any 10-inch pizza is $6, which is about 30% off the regular price.
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At 1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza, the name says it all: customizable pizza cooked at a scorching temperature that’s ready to eat in two minutes.
The first San Antonio location of the blossoming franchise is set to open Nov. 2 at 11224 Huebner Road in the City View Village Shopping Center, and there are plans for a bevy of giveaways that make the grand-opening noteworthy.
The first 10 customers in line when doors open at 11 a.m., along with 10 other randomly chosen customers that will be notified via specially marked boxes, will receive “free pizza for a year.” Owner Ashley Andres said the prizes will be administered as 52 coupons for free 10-inch pies.
Every customer who goes to 1000 Degrees on opening day will be served up a freebie 10-inch pizza and can enjoy live music throughout the day and a free photo booth from Studio Benton Photography.
It’s all about options at 1000 Degrees, where patrons can get a 10-inch or 14-inch pizza with seven different meat options, 12 types of veggies and eight varieties of cheeses and sauces, all assembled in front of your eyes. Pizza crusts are a classic Neapolitan style or a Roman style that is a thicker variety that’s rolled out into more of a flatbread.
There also is a specialty menu with pizzas such as the Trenton Tomato Pie, Smokey Pollo and the Hawaiian Fire, made with a spicy sriracha marinara. All of the 10-inch pizzas will be sold for $10 or less. There aren’t any limits on the toppings for “build your own” pies, although it’s not recommended to go beyond five.
“The biggest draw is that customers can get in and out during a lunch break with a freshly made pizza,” Andres said. “ Ninety percent of our business will be build-your-own. It’s appealing, because as people go through the assembly line, they may say ‘You know, I’ve never had salami on a pizza … let’s try that.”
Everything is done out in the open, from the dough-making process to the pizza assembly line to the 7,000-pound, gas-fired brick oven centerpiece, which can hold up to 13 pizzas at a time and cook at that 1,000 degree namesake average.
Other menu items will include breadsticks, build-your-own salads, cinnamon sticks and oven-roasted chicken wings, as well as five varieties of draft beer and white wine.
The Huebner location will be 2,510 square feet with seating for 68 inside the pizzeria and 20 outside in a shaded outdoor patio area. Business hours will run from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week.
1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza, 11224 Huebner Rd., 210-368-2053. Facebook: 1000DegreesSanAntonio.
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