Award-winning franchiser SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza has opened the first of four Dallas-area locations—the brand’s first company-owned restaurants outside its home market. Honored with numerous awards for its business concept and exceptional food that attracts all ages, SPIN!’s first Dallas area location is in Richardson’s Canyon Creek Plaza.
By fall, SPIN! also plans to have locations open in Southlake, the Las Colinas development in Irving, and near Southern Methodist University. A percentage of sales from each SPIN! restaurant’s grand opening week will benefit an area food bank.
SPIN! Pizza has three locations under construction in its home market of Greater Kansas City, where it operates seven company-owned locations, and franchise locations under construction in the San Francisco Bay Area and Lawrence, Kansas. SPIN! has franchises in California, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Kansas.
Founded in 2005 by partners experienced in large multiunit expansion, franchising, and operations, the decision to enter the Dallas market was part of a careful, measured expansion plan. “Until now, we’ve sought culturally compatible experienced operators who share our core values for operating restaurants and our commitment to quality of product and experience,” says one of SPIN! Pizza’s four partners, Gail Lozoff.
“We’ve chosen to open our first company-owned locations outside our home market because we believe that healthy companies have a combination of company-owned and franchise locations. We are growing very deliberately because it’s most important for us to preserve the integrity of our company and culture as we transport them to other markets.”
One of the nation’s first Neapolitan-style pizza restaurants, SPIN! is known for its hand-spun stone-fired pizza, artisan food made from fresh ingredients, inviting atmospheres, and commitment to a quality guest experience.
With recipes developed in collaboration with local James Beard Award–winning chef Michael Smith, who also was named national 2014 Chef Innovator of the Year, SPIN! serves a diverse selection of traditional thin-and-bubbly crust, rustic whole wheat, and gluten-free pizzas, a tremendous selection of fresh salads topped with made-from-scratch dressings, homemade soups, signature Panini and Italian deli sandwiches, appetizers, small plates, and all-natural gelato.
“At SPIN!, we go beyond simply making stone-fired Neapolitan pizza. We have taken great care to design our menu using only the freshest ingredients and just the right herbs and seasonings to give our food an unmistakable flavor and flair,” says SPIN!’s chef Smith, who tweaked the menu to match Dallas tastes. “We’ve also localized our offerings to include Texas favorites such as fresh jalapenos and home-grown ingredients such as Stubb’s Bar-B-Q Sauce, Village Baking Co. breads, and local craft beers.”
This is the second national concept created by SPIN! partners Gail and Richard Lozoff, Edwin Brownell, and Michael Kramer.