Fans of Mikey’s Late Night Slice have always dreamed of playing patio pong with Pizzaface, the Columbus, Ohio brand’s mascot. Or maybe the thought never crossed their mind. We’re not sure, but the red-hot pizza company will make it possible anyway, thanks to a new partnership with Rise Brands, the parent company of Pins Mechanical Co.

The partnership puts two beloved gathering spots—Mikey’s and Pins—side by side for after-hours revelry in Bridge Park and Easton Town Center. Appropriately, the edgy pizza chain will take over spaces formerly occupied by a hot dog brand called Weenie Wonders.

Mikey’s is rightly famous for its witty marketing and pies like the P.M.S. (topped with “extra-strength pepperoni,” mushrooms and sausage), The Garbáge (described as “a complete mess” of pepperoni, sausage, banana peppers, mushrooms, onions and extra cheese) and the Thicc Ass Pepperoni (the name speaks for itself…we guess). 

“We’re excited to team up with Rise Brands to introduce Mikey’s to even more pizza lovers in the Columbus region,” Mikey Sorboro, founder of Mikey’s Late Night Slice, said in a press release. “Our partnership with Rise aligns with our mission to create memorable experiences for our guests. We can’t wait to share our signature pizza with the Dublin and Easton communities.”

The collaboration between Rise Brands and Mikey’s Late Night Slice unites two Columbus-area staples for a perfect night out—pizza and games. With Pins’ reputation as a popular social gathering place offering activities like duckpin bowling, patio pong and pinball, alongside quality libations, the addition of Mikey’s unique offerings further enhances the overall guest experience, the companies said.

“Incorporating Mikey’s into Pins is a no-brainer,” said Troy Allen, founder and CEO of Rise Brands. “From the eclectic wall art to the classic music videos blasting on the screens, Mikey’s perfectly complements Pins’ lively atmosphere. We’re thrilled to start this journey and expand Mikey’s presence alongside Pins.”

Founded in 2009, Mikey’s was featured on PMQ’s January-February 2017 cover. At that time it had three stores and three mobile units. The brand has since grown to eight locations, including a food truck, a concert venue, and brick-and-mortar locations in Columbus and Cincinnati. It has won dozens of awards, including Best Food Truck, Best Late Night Eats and Best Traditional Pizza in Columbus.

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