Fast-Casual Restaurant and Taproom Concept Receives Industry-Wide Recognition
St. Petersburg, FL (RestaurantNews.com) Smokin’ Oak Wood-Fired Pizza & Taproom – the fast-casual franchise famous for its oak wood-fired pizza creations and self-serve Taproom – is proud to announce its inclusion in the 2022 Top 100 Movers & Shakers list presented by Fast Casual. The brand currently has five locations open and operating throughout the U.S. and is primed to shake up the fast-casual pizza industry by opening 95 new locations in the next 5 years. Smokin’ Oak Wood-Fired Pizza & Taproom was ranked 49 out of the 100 brands selected.
Fast Casual’s Top 100 Movers & Shakers list is an annual honor awarded to the brands leading the way in the fast-casual restaurant industry. This award recognizes not only the growth and sales accomplishments of brands named in the list, but also their efforts to enhance the overall guest experience and set new industry trends.
“Receiving this type of recognition is extremely exciting for our team and everyone who has been involved in shaping Smokin’ Oak to be the brand it is today,” said Matt Mongoven, CEO of Smokin’ Oak Wood-Fired Pizza & Taproom. “We consistently aim to set ourselves apart in this industry through providing a high-quality experience to all who walk through our doors and are happy to be recognized for our efforts, but our work does not stop here. We now look to build on this momentum and continue to look for ways to innovate our guest experience for years to come.”
Smokin’ Oak Wood-Fired Pizza & Taproom features a full menu of wood-fired pizzas, sandwiches, salads, starters and desserts. The oven, fueled by oak wood, heats up to 900 degrees, cooking pizzas in about two minutes. The brand delivers an enjoyable, fast-casual pizza experience through the use of open-plan kitchens, which allow customers to customize and watch their pizzas being made right in front of them. All dough and sauces are made in-house, veggies are cut fresh throughout the day and even the meats are roasted in the wood-fired oven to infuse real oak wood flavor. The restaurants cater to those looking for a quick lunch at a great value, and with the addition of the self-serve Taprooms, it’s the perfect place to have a drink and take advantage of the 25 – 45 different beer, wine and mixed cocktails options Smokin’ Oak Pizza Taproom walls have to offer.
Being named in Fast Casual’s Top 100 Movers & Shakers list marks a significant milestone for Smokin’ Oak Wood-Fired Pizza & Taproom as it looks to take over the fast-casual pizza space. For more information, or if interested in a franchise opportunity, please visit www.smokinoakpizza.com.
About Smokin’ Oak Wood-Fired Pizza & Taproom
Founded in 2009 and franchising since 2017, Smokin’ Oak Wood-Fired Pizza & Taproom is a fast-casual franchise concept that serves authentic wood-fired pizza. Guests can customize their own pizza by choosing from over 35 fresh toppings or, by ordering one of the brands 12 Signature Pizzas, which include favorites like the Buffalo Chicken Pizza and the Smokey Dokey. Also available are a great selection of starters, salads, wood-fired sandwiches and desserts. Locations with an interactive, self-serve Taproom offer a wide selection of beer, wine and mixed-cocktails, that guests can pour themselves with a tap of a wristband. All pizzas are baked to perfection in an oak wood-fired oven using only the freshest ingredients. In fact, the food is so fresh, there are no freezers on site and the wood-fired oven is the only cooking utensil used by restaurants.
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