Fast casual 1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza is coming to the Denver metro area on December 1. The new restaurant is located in Federal Plaza at 10320 Federal Blvd., next to Chipotle.

To celebrate the new restaurant, the first 10 guests through the doors on December 1 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-inch 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-inch and sharable 14-inch sizes. Guests then choose to create their own pizza or order one of the 1000 Degrees Favorites.

The Federal Heights 1000 Degrees location is the first in Colorado, and is owned and operated by local entrepreneur Jeff Lester of JP Lester, LLC. Recognizing his community’s love for pizza but lack of fast-casual pizza restaurants, Lester decided to open a 1000 Degrees location in his neighborhood. Lester, whose home used to feature a wood fire pizza oven, was drawn to the brand’s authenticity, fresh, quality ingredients and fun atmosphere. JP Lester, LLC. is set to open another 1000 Degrees restaurant in Boulder this upcoming January, and has plans to bring 10 more locations to Colorado within the next three to five years.

“I saw Denver as a relatively untapped market for authentic Neapolitan-style pizza, and after cooking pizzas in my own wood fire oven, I wanted to offer that kind high quality pizza to the residents of Federal Heights,” says Lester. “I want to give back to this great community and I 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.

In addition to pizza, 1000 Degrees Federal Heights will offer wings, as well as gelato from Denver’s Glacier Ice Cream & Gelato. The restaurant will also serve craft beer, domestic beer and wine. From local craft beers to locally homemade gelato, 1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza of Federal Heights is committed to supporting the community.

“We’re thrilled to open the doors of our first 1000 Degrees restaurant in Colorado,” says 1000 Degrees CEO and Founder Brian Petruzzi. “I’m confident that we serve the best hand-tossed Neapolitan pizza in the Denver 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 25 units by the end of this year.

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