1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza Opens New Location in Lisbon

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Customizable Fast-Casual Pizza Chain Offers 10” Pizza for All Guests, Chance to Win Pizza for a Year on Opening Day, Sept. 29

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“We’re thrilled to open the doors of our second 1000 Degrees restaurant in Connecticut,” said 1000 Degrees CEO and Founder Brian Petruzzi.

1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza, a fast-casual American spin on authentic, hand-tossed Neapolitan pizza, is coming to New London County on Thursday, September 29. The new restaurant is located in the Lisbon Landing shopping center at 160 River Road, Suite 184, next to Famous Footwear.

In celebration of the new restaurant, the first 10 guests through the doors on September 29 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 Lisbon Landing 1000 Degrees location is the second in Connecticut, and is owned and operated by business partners Bill Neilson and Vinod Patel. Recognizing their community’s love for pizza, but lack of fast-casual pizza restaurants, Bill and Vinod decided to open a 1000 Degrees location together. The duo was drawn to the brand’s fresh, quality ingredients and fun atmosphere.

“We saw Lisbon as a relatively untapped market for authentic Neapolitan-style pizza,” said Neilson. “We 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.

“We’re thrilled to open the doors of our second 1000 Degrees restaurant in Connecticut,” said 1000 Degrees CEO and Founder Brian Petruzzi. “I’m confident that we serve the best hand-tossed Neapolitan pizza in New London County and provide an unparalleled customer experience that will keep people coming back for more.”

Unlike traditional Neapolitan pizza which has a slightly under cooked 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 15 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 this year.

1000 Degrees Lisbon Landing is open Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. To learn more about 1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza or to be part of its daily free pizza contests, please visit http://www.facebook.com/1000degreeslisbonlanding or call (860) 376-1PZA (1792).

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. For more information on the 1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza brand, or for franchise or investor relations, please visit the company website at http://www.1000DegreesPizza.com.


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