Houston Makes Room for First Fats Boy’s Pizza Location

  • Fats Boy’s Pizza, based by Gabe Corchiani Jr., says it affords “the world’s greatest slice.”
  • The chain already has areas in Louisiana and Mississippi and can open its first Texas retailer on January 17.

Make approach, Houston. A pizzeria claiming to supply the “world’s greatest slice” is ready to debut this month, so that you’ll have to filter out some area.

The seven-unit firm, which is able to boast eight shops when it opens in Richmond, Texas, on January 17, isn’t known as Fats Boy’s Pizza for nothing. Its signature oversize pies stretch 30 inches. The truth is, each specialty pizza on the menu might be ordered within the 30” measurement in addition to 10” or 16” sizes.

The Richmond location will cowl 4,800 sq. ft and features a patio and an arcade for kids.

After opening its first retailer in February 2019 in Metairie, Louisiana, Fats Boy’s Pizza already has grown to 6 areas across the Bayou State, together with New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Covington, Harvey and Mandeville. It additionally has one retailer in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

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The Richmond location can be its first in Texas. However based on Tradition Map, Fats Boy’s plans to open 5 extra areas within the metro Houston space, together with a Katy, Texas location to launch in June.

“We’re thrilled to start out our growth into the Houston market and plan to grow to be a staple locally,” George Malek, the corporate’s director of Texas operations, mentioned in an announcement. “Fats Boy’s Pizza is a enjoyable, family-oriented idea that we expect will thrive in Richmond and the Houston space.”

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The franchise part of the chain’s web site factors to different doable markets, together with Shreveport, Louisiana; Jackson, Oxford and Olive Department, Mississippi; Birmingham, Cell, Montgomery, Orange Seaside and Foley, Alabama; Pensacola, Destin, Santa Rosa Seaside, Tallahassee, Jacksonville, Orlando, Gainesville and Tampa, Florida; Atlanta, Athens and Savannah, Georgia; and Nashville, Knoxville, Memphis and Sevierville/Gatlinburg, Tennessee.

“All over the place we go, we weave ourselves into the material of the neighborhood,” Fats Boy’s Pizza founder Gabe Corchiani Jr. instructed the Houston Chronicle. “We’re family-oriented [and] sports-oriented and dive into fundraisers and sponsorships with groups, faculties, hospitals and parks. After we enter a neighborhood, we’re all in.”

The emphasis on sports activities will come as no shock to southerners aware of the Corchiani title. Gabe Jr. is a former basketball participant on the College of New Orleans, and his brother, Chris, performed within the NBA. His father, Gabe Sr., was a well known coach in Florida.