And now for something completely different: pizza in a cone, coming soon to Atlanta.
There’s a lot to unravel here, so let’s start with the details. The Atlanta Business Chronicle said Kono Pizza has announced they’ll be opening 10 stores in the Atlanta area, with the first franchise opening in the first quarter of 2016.
Founded in 2013, Kono Pizza got its start in Edison, New Jersey, the report added. Kono Pizza already has locations in New Jersey, Florida and South Carolina, but they’ll soon be in North and South Carolina, Texas, Washington D.C. and Maryland, in addition to Georgia.
Here’s what you’d get if you ordered pizza in a cone. Co-founder David Ragosa told NJ.com that his product uses fresh, quality ingredients to make a meal that’s not only portable, but also delicious. He uses a thinner crust and a low-moisture cheese to make the product healthier than a slice of ordinary pizza, he also said. Compared to an average slice of pie, which packs about 450 calories, a Kono pizza will only set you back between 250 and 280 calories, Ragosa added.
“I could, and I’m not condoning it, but I could put this in my cup holder, I could carry it on a train, in a way you can’t with a slice of pizza,” he told NJ.com.
You can expect to see Kono Pizza at mobile carts and kiosks at local malls and retail stores, though exactly where they’ll be located has yet to be announced, Pizza Marketplace said.
“We are very excited to introduce Atlanta residents to a quality, portable pizza dish,” Jala Roy, who will run the Atlanta stores, said in a press release. “The leadership of this brand is strong and we look forward to helping grow ‘The Original’ Kono Pizza in Atlanta, and potentially in other markets and states.”
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