Slice House by Tony Gemignani, the highly successful fast-casual pizza franchise by world renowned pizzaiolo Tony Gemignani, announced the February 3, 2024 opening of its new Folsom location, franchised and operated by Sandeep Gill.  Exciting grand opening day events include a special appearance by Tony; book signings of Tony’s The Pizza Bible, and a free t-shirt giveaway for the first 50 paying guests of Slice House, which will open at 11 a.m. PT. Located at 3210 E Bidwell Street #100 at The Shops at Folsom Ranch, the pizzeria presents artisan pizza by the 13-time world champion in a fast casual setting.  Additionally, it brings more than 30 new full- and part-time jobs to the Folsom community.  

“I am so proud to be partnered with Sandeep for this momentous opening of Slice House in Folsom, which is a hugely significant milestone for us given it expands our footprint in the San Francisco Bay Area into other parts of Northern California, where we are lucky to have such a strong local following,” says Founder Tony Gemignani. “I look forward to joining the grand opening events at Slice House in Folsom, and to personally welcoming local guests, who will once again be able to enjoy Tony’s pizza in Sacramento County, for authentic pizzas, pastas, and more in a casual setting, including our new Vampire Killer Pizza – inspired by Sandeep’s love of garlic and all things spicy, which is exclusive to the Folsom location.” 

Slice House in Folsom features an expansive menu of Gemignani’s famous New York, Sicilian, Grandma, Detroit, and California style pizzas including gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian options, as well as pasta, wings, and salads accompanied by a drink menu featuring local craft brews and natural wines.  The Vampire Killer Pizza is a Grandma-style pizza with black garlic sourced locally, Italian sausage, Tony Gemignani Hot Red Pepper Oil with Calabrian chili, and honey from El Dorado Honey Co. from El Dorado County; it was created by Gemignani and inspired by the owner’s love of spice and garlic.  The Vampire Killer Pizza will be available exclusively at Slice House in Folsom for purchase by the slice only at the restaurant. 

The pizza hot spot has indoor seating for 20 people and outdoor seating for 40 people; in addition, it offers takeout, online ordering, and delivery. As of Saturday, February 3 onwards, it is open seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. PT.  

Slice House in Folsom’s opening day schedule includes: 

  • 11 a.m. – Doors open and free t-shirt giveaway for the first 50 paying guests 
  • 2-5 p.m. – Personal appearance and meet and greet with Tony Gemignani 
  • 2-5 p.m. – Autograph signings of Tony’s The Pizza Bible, available for purchase  

“The opening of Slice House by Tony Gemignani in Folsom on February 3 marks a very special day, and I invite locals to be a part of the grand opening celebrations, to meet Tony, and to enjoy his award-winning pizza,” says Gill. “We are excited that Slice House is one of the first new retailers to open at The Shops at Folsom Ranch and we can’t wait to become a favorite part of the community for guests craving authentic pizzas, pastas, and more, whether it’s on game days, for midweek lunches, or for dinners with friends, family, and coworkers. We encourage the community to come visit us at Slice House to dine inside or outside, pickup, or order online for delivery – we got you covered.” 

Folsom Ranch, a 3,585-acre planned community, features development of 11,500 new homes, commercial, industrial sites, and retail as a part of The Shops at Folsom Ranch, with Slice House by Tony Gemignani being among the first to open. It is located at the Highway 50 and E Bidwell Street interchange, offering easy access for locals and commuters, as well as residents. 

Slice House is a convenient way for diners to experience pizza and more by a world-champion, celebrity chef. Originally opened in San Francisco’s historic Italian neighborhood of North Beach in 2010, Slice House by Tony Gemignani has since expanded to include nine locations – Slice House in Folsom will be its tenth location. In 2023, Slice House by Tony Gemignani, named the #1 Emerging Brand in Pizza Marketplace’s Top 100 Movers & Shakers, launched its nationwide franchise program, and achieved 100 units open or under development across five states.  

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