1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza Opens First California Location in Cupertino

New Option for Customizable Fast-Casual Pizza Offers Free 10” Pizza for All Guests, Plus Chance to Win Free Pizza for a Year

April 26, 2016 // Franchising.com // Cupertino, Calif. – 1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza, a fast-casual American spin on authentic, hand-tossed Neapolitan pizza, is coming to Cupertino’s Homestead Square Shopping Center. The new restaurant will host its grand opening on Thursday, April 28 and is located at 20674 Homestead Road.

To celebrate the new restaurant, the first 10 guests through the doors on Thursday, April 28 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 9 p.m. will receive a free 10” 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” and sharable 14” sizes. Guests then choose to create their own pizza or order one of the 1000 Degrees Favorites. The location will also serve wine and beer on tap.

The Cupertino 1000 Degrees is the first location in California and is owned by brother and sister duo, Juli and Kirk Satoh, as well as business partner Pankaj Patel. After working in the technology industry in Silicon Valley for most of their professional careers, Juli, Kirk and Pankaj decided it was time to open their own business, and were attracted to 1000 Degrees due to the high quality of its ingredients.

“We look forward to opening our doors in Cupertino,” said Kirk. “We’re excited to introduce 1000 Degrees to California for the first time and share our love for pizza with the Silicon Valley area.”

Customizing a 1000 Degrees pizza is truly a unique experience, as guests can choose to top theirs with any of the more than 37 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 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 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.

“1000 Degrees is on fire and we’re certainly heating up Cupertino with the opening of our first location in California,” said 1000 Degrees CEO and Founder Brian Petruzzi. “I’m confident that we serve the best hand-tossed Neapolitan pizza in the 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 10 domestic restaurants open and one international location in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 1000 Degrees is growing at a rapid pace, estimating it will open more than 80 units by the end of this year, and projecting an additional 170 units by 2017.

1000 Degrees in Cupertino is open Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. To learn more about 1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza or to be part of its daily free pizza contests, please visit www.facebook.com/1000degreescupertino/ or call (408) 861-9495.

About 1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza

1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza brings guests the finest hand-tossed Neapolitan pizza. Founded in 2014, the international franchise has experienced unparalleled growth and is on target to have more than 80 units open by the end of 2016, and projects more than 170 units by 2017. For more information on the 1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza brand, or for franchise or investor relations, please visit the company website at www.1000DegreesPizza.com.

SOURCE 1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza

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