PizzaRev opened two franchise locations in San Diego earlier this month. The build-your-own artisanal pizza shops are located at Scripps Ranch and Carmel Valley. To mark its entrance into the communities, PizzaRev hosted grand opening fundraisers to benefit the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego. Guests were invited to name the price of their pizza, with proceeds benefiting the local chapters.
The Carmel Valley restaurant is operated by franchise owner Chris Kenny, one of the well-known Kenny brothers, who own and operate Jersey Mikes Sub shops in Solana Beach, La Jolla, and Pacific Beach, California. Born and raised on the Jersey Shore, Kenny grew up eating authentic thin crust pizza and immediately saw PizzaRev as best in class in the new movement of craft-your-own pizza. Kenny plans to open four additional PizzaRev locations in San Diego.
"PizzaRev reminded me that a perfectly crispy crust, tasty sauce and top-notch cheeses make all the difference in pizza," Kenny says. “Even the most creative pizza-craftsman will find what they’re looking for at PizzaRev. We’re excited to serve Carmel Valley a superior pizza along with some of the finest draft and bottled craft beers from San Diego's local breweries."
The Scripps Ranch restaurant is operated by franchise owner Stephen Wood, a local restaurant entrepreneur who comes from multiple generations of quick-serve restaurant operators. Wood, who has worked within his family’s restaurant syndicate for most of his life, came onboard with PizzaRev in 2013 managing the concept’s first Ventura County location. Wood’s choice to strike out on his own with PizzaRev has been fueled by the desire to bring a better pizza product to his hometown of San Diego.