Industry News | May 24, 2011
SPIN! Goes for Five
SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza announced plans to open its fifth Kansas City area location in the Prairie Creek Shops, currently under development at 95th Street and Renner Road in Lenexa, Kansas. Known for its award-winning artisan food without the gourmet price, SPIN! plans to open a 3,500 square foot restaurant in January 2012. The newest SPIN! will offer seating for 100, a bar, and an outdoor patio that seats 48.
SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza co-owner Edwin Brownell says the location in the new mixed-use development, which will include retail and apartments, reflects the area’s composition. “This is a growing commercial and residential area. Local businesses currently employ approximately 11,000 people, and the new location is close to numerous neighborhoods,” Brownell says. “It’s a great match for SPIN! and we’re pleased that we’ll be so convenient for our many customers who have urged us to open in Lenexa.”
Named the area’s best pizza by Kansas City’s major publications, SPIN! was recently listed among the “Rest of the 101 Best Restaurants” in the nation by TheDailyMeal.com, one of the most heavily visited “foodie” websites in the country.
SPIN!’s recipes are developed in collaboration with James Beard Award-winning chef Michael Smith. The restaurant’s architecture won Best of Show at the Mid America Design Awards.
In addition to its unique thin-and-bubbly-crust pizzas, SPIN! offers rustic whole wheat crust and gluten-free pizzas, appetizers, soups, salads, Paninis, signature Italian deli sandwiches, and Italian gelato ice creams. All of SPIN’s toppings and ingredients are made from fresh produce and prepared daily. Even the salad dressings and soups are prepared fresh from scratch each morning.
The pizza dough is made fresh every day using three types of flour, including one specially imported from Italy. All the toppings—such as mushrooms, caramelized onions, tomatoes, artichokes, chicken sausage, and turkey breast—are roasted each morning in stone hearth ovens made especially for SPIN! A variety of cheeses is hand grated. The menu features both traditional Pizza Rossa (red pizzas with crushed roma tomato base) and Pizza Bianca (white pizzas with roasted olive oil glaze).
SPIN! serves a rotating roster of premium wines at prices well below traditional restaurant prices, with most bottles $18 or less.
SPIN! is owned and operated by Gail and Richard Lozoff and Edwin Brownell, who are experienced in large multi-unit expansion, franchising, and operations.
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