Peter Piper Pizza will introduce a fast-casual concept in the Kansas City area called Peter Piper Pizzeria in February 2023, according to a press release.
The company plans to open a second Peter Piper Pizzeria, also in Kansas City, in Spring 2023.
The concept uses a custom Roto-Flex rotating stone deck pizza oven. Menu items include stone-baked hand-tossed and pan pizzas, using dough made fresh daily, savory wings, freshly made salads and Italian inspired sandwiches and pastas, along with local craft beer and wine.
The addition of Peter Piper Pizzeria broadens the portfolio delivering three unique concepts: Peter Piper Pizza, the original food-first restaurant and arcade; Peter Piper Express, the to-go and delivery-only concept and now the fast-casual Peter Piper Pizzeria. The fast casual concept is an appealing prospect for Peter Piper Pizza with consumer demand increasing, a thriving business model and continued growth potential. This growth is fueling brands and job seekers looking for new opportunities, while also driving restaurant sale transactions higher.
“With roots in Arizona dating back to 1973, Peter Piper Pizza has perfected the ideal hand-tossed and deep-dish pizza and now we’re bringing our famous pizza to Kansas City, one of the greatest pizza towns in the United States, in the form of Peter Piper Pizzeria,” David McKillips, parent company CEC Entertainment president and CEO, said in the press release. “For 50 years Peter Piper Pizza has been committed to providing the highest quality pizzas made on fresh, house-made dough daily in a laid-back atmosphere including a gaming area that the whole family can enjoy. Based on the success of these new units, we believe the concept will appeal to our current and potential franchisees and will allow further brand penetration in existing and new markets at a substantially lower investment with very attractive rates of return.”