December 15, 2016 // Franchising.com // NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, Texas – Pizza lovers and video game fans in North Richland Hills have reason to celebrate this holiday season with the opening of the newest Mr. Gatti’s Pizza. In addition to traditional Mr. Gatti’s menu favorites, the restaurant at 8849 North Tarrant Parkway features the world’s largest Pac-Man game with a 10-foot-tall screen as part of its popular family-friendly game room.
Mr. Gatti’s Pizza, open daily from 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and until 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, offers tableside service in addition to the traditional game room. The menu, much of it prepared in a rotary, copper tiled, fire-deck oven, brings back Mr. Gatti’s original Napoli-style crust, a sourdough crust and a new gluten-free crust. Guests are able to build their own pizza or pasta creations by choosing from a variety of sauces and toppings, which now include vegan cheese and meat alternatives. Long-time fans of Mr. Gatti’s will recognize many of the entrees, including traditional lasagna, The Submarine and chicken parmesan. Five appetizers, including the addition of Ginormous Meatballs, are available along with three salad options.
The North Richland Hills location is the third Mr. Gatti’s Pizza restaurant to open in the Dallas-Fort Worth area since the debut of an updated prototype in July. The restaurant will host a grand opening celebration after the first of the year.
“We are very excited about bringing the Mr. Gatti’s experience to families and friends in North Richland Hills,” said Michael Poates, President of Mr. Gatti’s Pizza. “We look forward to becoming an integral part of the community and providing opportunities for adults to relive the experiences they had growing up with Mr. Gatti’s and creating new memories for their families.”
The next Mr. Gatti’s Pizza restaurant is scheduled for an early 2017 opening in Fort Worth.
Mr. Gatti’s first opened its doors as The Pizza Place in Stephenville, Texas, in 1964. With a move to Austin in 1969 came a name change, which paid tribute to the wife of founder James Eure and her maiden name: Gatti. By the 70s, the chain was experiencing dramatic growth and had become a household name. In the 80s and 90s, Mr. Gatti’s expanded the concept to include GattiTown, a 25,000-square-foot family entertainment center devoting 10,000 square feet to a colossal Midway-type game room. James Eure’s vision is now almost 100 restaurants strong and counting, including Gatti’s Pizza and GattiTown restaurants. More information is available at gattispizza.com or by calling 817-546-3500.
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