The Florida-based Franchise Opens in St. Petersburg, Plans to Give Away Up to 200 Pizzas Thursday

TAMPA BAY, Fla. – (February 6th, 2017) PIzza@, a Florida-based fast casual pizza concept has selected Tyrone Square to open their third location, with two other locations opening this month in West Melbourne and Titusville. In honor of National Pizza Day on February 9th, the pizza brand plans a bold “2 Topping pizza@ giveway” to anyone who makes a drink Purchase from 2pm -6pm (up to 200 pizzas) at the store’s Tyrone Square Mall location.

The Pizza@ concept was founded by St. Petersburg resident, Troy Barton and boyhood friend Johnny Peterson in 2014. The unique concept features personal 13 x 6 pizzas, with the customer’s choice of over 40 traditional, seasonal, or exotic toppings, 5 signature sauces and 5 cheese blends. The pizza is made fresh to order, and cooked in 120 seconds. Pies range between $5.92 – $7.92 based on the number of toppings.

Award-Winning local chef, Jeffrey Jew and Barton were associates in Washington DC prior to relocating in the Sunshine City. Jew consulted with the partners nearly a year before their first store opened.  Fans of the chef will appreciate his trademark to a few of the signature pies, and the five exclusive sauces. The signature pies are distinctly creative, like the “Beach Bum”, a classic tomato @blend, meatball, shrimp, mushrooms, and a mango-habanero sauce drizzle. The menu also touts mahi-mahi, pulled pork, truffle oil, breakfast pizza, wings, stromboli, big@ brownies and more.

With plans to open the first week in February, St. Petersburg will serve as the flagship store, with the Lake Eola store as the pioneer. Barton is looking forward to serving the St. Petersburg locals. “Our pizza is 13 inches of satisfaction. Once you eat it, it’s addictive. Our portion sizes are generous and we’re very consistent. We think Millennials, busy families, foodies, will all appreciate our concept. With over 40 toppings, 5 signature sauces, and 5 cheese-blend options, the possibilities are almost limitless. We enjoy giving everyone the experience of being their own chef”, says Peterson, partner. “We also cater to guests with dietary restrictions, offering Pizza@ Lite, gluten-free and vegetarian options.”

The brand, with plans to franchise dozens more restaurants in the upcoming year works on three core fundamentals: customer experience, cleanliness, and consistency. Aesthetically, each store provides a warm, multi-stained pine wood, in an industrial look of contrasting hues of pewter gray and subway tiles. Franchisees interested in investing in the concept should contact Troy Barton at

ABOUT PIZZA@: Pizza@ is a fast-casual pizza franchise serving fresh, made-to-order pizzas in 120 seconds. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner 7 days a week. Pizza@ St Petersburg  is located at Tyrone Square Mall 6901 22nd Avenue, St. Petersburg, FL. | 727-302-0792 | fb + insta @pizzaattyronesquare


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