Nutella Dessert Pizza at Snap Custom Pizza
Since we rolled out our Fast Casual Tracker late last year to track the hot fast-casual concepts coming out of Philadelphia we’ve seen a whirlwind of activity. Of course there was the announcement that Urban Outfitters purchased Marc Vetri’s restaurants but also the ambitious plans of Snap Custom Pizza and Honeygrow’s continued growth.
We’ve recently updated the tracker and also made some changes, for one a concept has to have at least a second location announced before it is added (sorry Buena Onda and Scratch Biscuit).
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Snap Custom Pizza opens today at 11 a.m. at 1504 Sansom Street. It’s the third location for Snap and the first in Philadelphia proper. The other two locations from the Peace A Pizza founders are in Ardmore and Exton. This first Center City location is at the former home of Rob Wasserman’s 500° burger spot. Wasserman, who also owns Ritttenhouse Square’s Rouge is now a part of the Snap team.
Snap Custom Pizza takes the now familiar Chipotle-style assembly line and applies it to pizza. Customizable pizzas start at $7.49 and the menu also includes signature pizzas and salads.
Snap plans to rev up the expansion engine, looking to add 15 locations in the next 18 months.
Snap Custom Pizza – Sansom Street [Foobooz]
Herban opens today with free lunch.
With Herban Quality Food’s opening today and yesterday’s story on SNAP Custom Pizza it feels like the right time to update our Fast Casual Tracker. The FCT is our frequently updated barometer to our local fast-casual dining scene.
SNAP’s pizza concept debuts at number three with their aggressive plans for 15 locations in 18 months. Herban’s brand new nutritious platter focused restaurant debuts further down the list, but the concept does speak to our hunger for healthy lunches and dinners that aren’t salads.
Fast Casual Tracker [Foobooz]