(Press Release) Kansas City, Mo. (Jan. 24, 2012) SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza has been named best pizza by two local publications – again. Both Kansas City Magazine and 435 South Magazine have awarded SPIN!® top honors in their annual “city’s best” issues. Kansas City Magazine reported that SPIN! was “far and away” the leader in its readers’ votes. The repeat awards join a raft of local and national awards that SPIN! has accrued for its food and environs since opening its first location in 2005. A sixth Greater Kansas City location will open this year as well as the first of 37 Southern California locations under development by the company’s initial franchisee.

SPIN! has been named one of the “Rest of the 101 Best Restaurants” in the nation by top foodie website TheDailyMeal.com. Its Margherita Pizza was crowned one of the nation’s best dishes of the year by a national restaurant magazine. In addition to being awarded “best pizza” honors by many Greater Kansas City publications, its architecture won Best of Show at the Mid America Design Awards.

SPIN!’s menu is created in collaboration with James Beard Award-winning chef Michael Smith. SPIN! serves a variety of hand-spun traditional thin-and-bubbly crust, rustic whole wheat, and gluten-free stone fired pizzas, as well as an array of appetizers, soups, salads, signature Panini and Italian deli sandwiches, and gelato ice creams. All of SPIN!’s soups, salad dressings, pizza toppings and ingredients are prepared daily from fresh produce and meats.

SPIN!’s pizza dough is made fresh every day using several types of flour including one specially imported from Italy. All the toppings – such as mushrooms, caramelized onions, tomatoes, artichokes, even chicken sausage and pancetta (Italian bacon) – are roasted each morning in a stone hearth oven. A variety of cheeses are hand grated. The menu features both traditional Pizza Rossa (red pizzas with crushed roma tomato base) and Pizza Bianca (white pizzas with roasted olive oil glaze).

SPIN! serves a variety of affordable premium wines priced well below traditional restaurant prices.

SPIN! also is known for its unique community outreach programs including free weekly guided bike rides with post-ride dining discounts during the summer.

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.

For information, please visit www.spinpizza.com.

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