SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza to open two more West Coast locations in Los Alamitos, Huntington Beach

KANSAS CITY, MO. (Oct. 8, 2013) – Award-winning SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza, featuring an artisan menu of authentic Neapolitan-style pizza, salads, sandwiches, and gelato, plans to open two more Orange County, Calif. locations in Los Alamitos in December 2013 and in Huntington Beach at the Bella Terra mall in Spring 2014. Honored as a “Rest of the 101 Best Restaurants” in the nation by top foodie website TheDailyMeal.com and as a “Breakout Brand” in 2013 by Nation’s Restaurant News, SPIN! offers an exceptional menu made from fresh ingredients without the gourmet price and affordable premium wines in a distinct and welcoming environment.

The Los Alamitos SPIN! will be located at 11122 Los Alamitos Blvd. and the Huntington Beach restaurant will be built at the Bella Terra outdoor shopping mall. The first Orange County location opened in May 2013 in Orange, Calif., at the Stadium Promenade near Honda Center and Angels Stadium of Anaheim.

Founded in 2005 in Kansas City, Mo., by restaurant industry veterans Gail and Richard Lozoff and Edwin Brownell, SPIN! has five locations in Kansas and Missouri with a sixth under construction. SPIN!’s first franchisee, Hofman Hospitality Group (HHG), has plans to open a total of 37 SPIN! restaurants throughout Southern California during the next 10 years. HHG, headquartered in Signal Hill, California, also owns 18 Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que locations in California, Arizona and Nevada, and five Hof’s Hut restaurants in Southern California.

“SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza’s unique menu is rooted in authentic Neapolitan flavors but adds a modern culinary twist that is something new to Southern California,” said Craig Hofman, president, Hofman Hospitality Group. “We anticipate that our guests in Los Alamitos and Huntington Beach will be just as delighted as our loyal fans in Orange have been these past five months.”

SPIN!’s menu was developed in conjunction with James Beard Award-winning chef Michael Smith to create a broadly appealing menu that features authentic Neapolitan pizza, appetizers, soups, salads, signature Panini and Italian deli sandwiches, and gelato.

One of its more popular pizzas, the Margherita, was crowned one of the best dishes of 2012 by Restaurant Business magazine, and it has been awarded best pizza honors by numerous publications in its hometown of Kansas City where it is ranked number one pizza restaurant by Zagat.

In addition to its wines and artisan menu, SPIN! is recognized 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, which is appealing to diners who want to control the speed of their meal without sacrificing service.
For more information, please visit www.spinpizza.com.

About SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza

Ranked number one by Zagat among Kansas City pizza restaurants, SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza 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. Its first franchise location has opened in Orange, California and a second franchise has been announced in the San Francisco Bay Area. This is the second national concept created by SPIN! co-owners Gail and Richard Lozoff and Edwin Brownell, who are experienced in large multi-unit expansion, franchising, and operations. www.spinpizza.com.

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