SPIN! Partners with Local Icons Gates and Roasterie to Make Pineapple Pizza Magic

Kansas City, MO (June 24, 2013) – Not only is SPIN! ® adding stone hearth-roasted pineapple to its long list of toppings, the local Neapolitan pizzeria is partnering with Kansas City icons Gates Bar-B-Q and the Roasterie to make pineapple pizza magic with its new BBQ di Pollo e Pineapple pizza. One of several new menu additions, BBQ di Pollo e Pineapple serves up a combination of Kansas City favorites. SPIN!’s hand spun thin-and-bubbly crust is topped with crushed roma tomatoes mixed with Gates Bar-B-Q Original Sauce, caramelized onions, roasted pineapple, fresh mozzarella, and oven-roasted chicken tossed in the Roasterie's Super Tuscan Coffee BBQ Sauce.

“The rich, sweet, mocha flavor of the Roasterie’s barbecue sauce is the perfetta (perfect) complement to the tangy, peppery notes of the Gates sauce for our new BBQ di Pollo e Pineapple pizza,” says SPIN! co-owner Gail Lozoff. “This turned out to be an ideal opportunity to introduce pineapple to our menu while teaming up with two Kansas City businesses whose sauces combine to make an incredible pizza.”

While BBQ di Pollo e Pineapple pizza will be a permanent addition to SPIN!’s menu, a series of pineapple pizzas will be offered every week throughout the summer. SPIN! is dubbing its program “The Pineapple Project.”

“Let’s face it,” says Lozoff. “You don’t see much pineapple on pizzas in Italy. It took us a long time to cave into guest requests for it. So, now that we’re doing it, we want to make it a big deal!”

“The Pineapple Project” pizzas will range from a bianca (white) pizza featuring potato, goat cheese, and pineapple on a crust brushed with garlic roasted olive oil glaze to a rossa (red crushed roma tomato base) pizza generously covered in sausage and pineapple. Another pizza, Prosciutto e Spinaci (Italian ham, spinach and roasted fig onion marmalade), will be available on an on-going basis with sweet roasted pineapple added for $1.25.

In addition to introducing pineapple to the menu, a retired guest favorite pizza is returning. The Greco is making a comeback with its Greek-influenced roasted red peppers, spinach, kalamata olives and feta cheese.

The Greco and pineapple pizzas are part of SPIN!’s wide variety of affordable hand-spun, stone-fired, traditional thin-and-bubbly crust, rustic whole wheat crust, and gluten-free pizzas.

SPIN!’s pizza dough is made fresh every day using several types of flour including one imported from Italy, and its gluten free crust is renowned for its flavor. All the toppings are roasted in stone hearth ovens each day, including mushrooms, caramelized onions, artichokes, capers, and even pecans, pine nuts, pancetta, and now pineapple. Many of the cheeses are hand grated.

SPIN! also offers a variety of appetizers, soups, salads, signature Panini and Italian deli sandwiches, and gelato. All of SPIN!’s soups, salad dressings, pizza toppings, and ingredients are prepared fresh daily from fresh produce and meats.

SPIN!’s menu is created in collaboration with another Kansas City icon, James Beard Award Winning Chef Michael Smith.

SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza, which has won numerous national and local awards for its food and concept, also is known for its rotating roster of premium wines priced well below traditional restaurant prices. The beverage selection also includes white, red and blood orange sangrias and craft beers.

About SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza

SPIN! has five Greater Kansas City locations with a sixth under construction in Prairie Village’s Corinth Shopping Center. Current SPIN! locations include 4950 Main in Kansas City, Mo., 1808 N.W. Chipman Rd. in Lee’s Summit, Mo., 6541 W. 119th St. in Overland Park, Ks., 14230 W. 119th St. in Olathe, Ks., 9474 Renner Blvd. in Lenexa, Ks., and a location in Orange, Calif.

Founded in Kansas City in 2005, SPIN! is locally owned and operated by Gail and Richard Lozoff and Edwin Brownell. For information, please visit www.spinpizza.com.

SOURCE SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza

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