SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza opens sixth location in home market

KANSAS CITY, MO (Nov. 4, 2013) Award-winning SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza has opened a sixth location in its Greater Kansas City home market. Known for its artisan food made from fresh ingredients without the gourmet price and its eclectic, affordable premium wines, SPIN! also has franchises in Southern California and the San Francisco Bay Area.

The new 4,000 square foot restaurant, located at 8224 Mission Road in Prairie Village’s Corinth Square Shopping Center, seats 110 guests inside and 48 on a heated patio. The patio design takes full advantage of the center’s new waterscaping and unique overhangs for comfortable outdoor dining. Two bike racks make it convenient for cyclists to park their bikes.

Named a 2013 “Breakout Brand” by industry authority Nation’s Restaurant News, SPIN! has been named one of the “Rest of the 101 Best Restaurants” in the nation by top foodie web site TheDailyMeal.com, its Margherita Pizza was crowned one of the nation’s best dishes of the year by a trade magazine, it’s ranked number one by Zagat among Kansas City pizza restaurants, and its architecture won Best of Show at the Mid America Design Awards.

“We are grateful to those who live and work in the area who expressed an interest in having SPIN! as a neighbor,” says SPIN! partner Gail Lozoff. “We are excited to open in this community center with its great restaurants and shops. Prairie Village has a real sense of community and we are thrilled to be a part of it.”

SPIN!’s new restaurant will feel familiar to those who have visited other SPIN! locations. Both the design of the restaurant and the menu are the same. The store design was done by Tracy Stearns of 360 Architects and SPIN!’s menu was created in collaboration with James Beard Award winning chef Michael Smith.

SPIN! is known for its hand-spun, stone-fired authentic Neapolitan pizza and wide variety of fresh salads tossed with dressings created in-house daily. In addition to a diverse selection of traditional thin-and-bubbly crust, rustic whole wheat, and gluten-free pizzas, SPIN! offers other Michael Smith created appetizers, soups, salads, signature Panini and Italian deli sandwiches. SPIN!’s signature gelato program, which regularly rotates about 30 flavors, features gelato made from scratch in small batches for SPIN! using natural ingredients.

All of SPIN’s toppings and ingredients are made from fresh produce and prepared daily – including made-from-scratch soups and salad dressings. SPIN! takes the unique step of roasting all toppings and ingredients in its stone hearth ovens each day, including mushrooms, caramelized onions, artichokes, and even capers, pecans, pineapple, pine nuts, and pancetta.

SPIN!’s pizza dough is made fresh every day using several types of flour, including one specially imported from Italy. SPIN! offers both traditional Pizza Rossa (red pizzas with crushed tomato sauce) and Pizza Bianca (white pizzas with roasted garlic olive oil glaze), and many hand-grated cheeses. Its gluten free crust is renowned for its flavor and texture and, along with SPIN!s many popular salads, has brought SPIN! recognition for having the best gluten free menu in Kansas City.

SPIN! serves a variety of affordable premium wines priced well below traditional restaurant prices. SPIN! also makes homemade white, red and blood orange sangrias and offers a selection of craft beers.

In addition to its wines and artisan menu, SPIN! is known for its pioneering hybrid service model, which combines traditional fast casual ordering in the restaurant’s lobby with a robust full service experience at the table. The “premium fast casual” system is especially appealing to diners who want to control the speed of their meal without sacrificing service.

This is the second national concept created by SPIN! partners Gail and Richard Lozoff, Edwin Brownell, and Michael Kramer, who are experienced in large multi-unit expansion, franchising, and operations.

For information, please visit www.spinpizza.com.

About SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza
Award-winning SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza is known for its exceptional, artisan food made from fresh ingredients without the gourmet price and its eclectic, affordable premium wines. Named a 2013 Breakout Brand by industry authority Nation’s Restaurant News, SPIN! was named one of the “Rest of the 101 Best Restaurants” in the nation by top foodie website TheDailyMeal.com. Its Margherita Pizza was crowned one of the nation’s best dishes of the year by Restaurant Business magazine, its architecture won Best of Show at the Mid America Design Awards. Ranked number one by Zagat among Kansas City pizza restaurants, it has been named best pizza by every major Greater Kansas City publication. SPIN!’s menu is created in collaboration with James Beard Award-winning chef Michael Smith. Founded in 2005, SPIN! has five locations with a sixth under construction in the Greater Kansas City area and franchises in Southern California and the San Francisco Bay Area. This is the second national concept created by SPIN! partners Gail and Richard Lozoff, Edwin Brownell, and Michael Kramer, who are experienced in large multi-unit expansion, franchising, and operations.