Texas gets a round of California pizza with new restaurant in Frisco
UPDATE: Round Table Pizza will open in Frisco on March 30. Grand opening festivities, taking place 11 am-4 pm, include a free personal pizza for the first 100 guests, the chance to win free pizza for a year, free tickets to a RoughRiders game for the first 100 guests, mascot appearance by Deuce of the RoughRiders and Tex Hooper of FC Dallas, and other prizes throughout the day.
A new pizza is coming to town with a long history on the West Coast: Round Table Pizza, a chain founded in northern California in 1959, will make its official Texas debut in Frisco, with a location at 7777 Warren Pkwy., in the space previously occupied by Tailgaters Sports Bar & Grill.
According to a representative, they're aiming to open in mid-February, if construction remains on schedule.
Round Table Pizza currently has more than 450 locations in Arizona, California, Nevada, Washington, Oregon, and Hawaii. The chain has prior history with Texas, in the form of a stand at Dr Pepper Ballpark in Frisco, which had but a limited menu.
The company has always placed its focus on the event part of being a pizzeria — family nights, post-game excursions, etc. — rather than the pizza part of being a pizzeria.
Or as a fan on Yelp says so eloquently, "This is fast food pizza folks, so don't expect gourmet, but it is by far and above the best fast food pizza that I've ever had!"
The menu boasts a King Arthur theme with pizzas such as Montague’s All Meat Marvel and the vegetarian Guinevere’s Garden Delight.
Their toppings lineup is pretty standard: pepperoni, salami, tomato, mushroom, green pepper, onion, black olives, with the "wildest" being the very old-school pineapple. They do a California Pizza Kitchen-style BBQ chicken, and their "gourmet" veggie has artichoke hearts, zucchini, spinach, mushrooms, tomatoes, garlic, red, and green onions. Woot.
But one thing that's a unique signature is that, in addition to red sauce, they have creamy garlic sauce that has its own devoted cult.
In addition to pizza, they have wings, a few sub sandwiches, and a salad bar.
In addition to the traditional Round Table Pizza restaurants, they also have a format called the Round Table Pizza Clubhouse - Pizza Pub Play with arcade games, big-screen TVs with sports programming, and an expanded menu and craft beer selection.