June 8, 2012

Grimaldi’s Pizzeria Plots Growth

Nation’s Restaurant News speaks with COO Eric Greenwald about the chain’s expansion plans.

Grimaldi’s Pizzeria of Arizona is scheduled to open later this month a new location of its coal-fired brick oven concept in the Dallas suburb of Grapevine, Texas, bringing its total restaurant count to 26.

The Scottsdale, Ariz.-based chain’s Grapevine unit will cover 2,995 square feet with a patio and seat 129 guests.

“We see a lot of opportunity in Texas and are excited to bring our New York-style pizzeria to this region,” Joey Ciolli, president and chief executive of Grimaldi’s, said in a statement.

Grimaldi’s Pizzeria already operates eight locations in Texas, featuring hand-built coal-fired ovens that weigh 25 tons, consume 100 pounds of coal a day and heat up to 1,200 degrees.

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