The fast-casual chain Spin Neapolitan Pizza, which previously announced it will open three branches all around but not in Dallas, has now found a home within the city limits at 5627 SMU Blvd., in the old Across the Street Bar space.
Founded in 2005 by husband and wife Richard and Gail Lozoff and partner Edwin Brownell, Spin has 10 locations in Kansas City, Omaha and Southern California. Its coming-soon locations in Southlake, Irving and Richardson are its first in the Texas market.
The chain is part of the fast-casual Neapolitan-style pizza wave that includes such concepts as 800 Degrees, Pizza Snob, Pie Five, Blaze Fast Fire'd, Top That, Uncle Maddio's, Live Basil Pizza, Pizza Studio and Project Pie.
Spin serves pizza, salads, sandwiches, soups and starters such as white bean hummus, white bean minestrone soup and spicy Italian beef panino. Pizza crust options include traditional thin and bubbly, rustic whole wheat, and gluten-free. The chain employs a Chipotle-esque "hybrid" service model, combining a fast-casual ordering system and full service at the table.
A spokesperson said the chain was targeting March and April for the previously announced suburban branches, and an opening date for Dallas would follow.