SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza Opening Fifth Location on May 28

(Press Release) KANSAS CITY , MO, May 23, 2012 – SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza will begin serving award-winning artisan food without the gourmet price at its fifth Greater Kansas City location beginning May 28. Known for its exceptional food made from fresh ingredients and its eclectic, affordable premium wines, the 3,500 square foot restaurant will offer seating for 100, a bar, and an outdoor patio that seats 48.  

SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza ’s newest restaurant will open at 9474 Renner Blvd. in Lenexa , Ks. “This is a growing area and a great match for SPIN!,” says co-owner Edwin Brownell. “Our new location is convenient to both residential areas and businesses that employ approximately 11,000 people. We look forward to becoming part of the neighborhood, serving those who have asked for a SPIN! in this area and new patrons.”  

Since opening its first location in 2005, SPIN!® has been awarded “best pizza” by many of Greater Kansas City’s publications. SPIN! recently was 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, and 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. In addition to a variety of hand-spun traditional thin-and-bubbly crust, rustic whole wheat, and gluten-free stone fired pizzas, SPIN! serves 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 bike rides during the summer. Open to all ages and skill levels, the rides are led by experienced cyclists who emphasize safety. Bike ride participants and their dining companions enjoy a 10 percent discount on food after the rides.  

SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza has locations at 4950 Main in Kansas City , Mo. , 1808 N.W. Chipman Rd. in Lee’s Summit , Mo. , 6541 W. 119th St. in Overland Park , Ks., and 14230 W. 119 th St. in Olathe , Ks. A sixth location is scheduled to open in the Corinth Square Shopping Center in Prairie Village , Ks. SPIN! also has completed an agreement to develop 35 SPIN! restaurants in Southern California .  

The Lenexa location will be open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

  SPIN! is owned and operated by Gail and Richard Lozoff and Edwin Brownell, who are experienced in large multi-unit expansion, franchising, and operations.