30 new jobs as restaurant team prepares to stretch, toss and serve
4,000 pizzas in its first month
Pizza lovers are in for a treat with the opening of a new PizzaExpress at the Intu Potteries Shopping Centre in Stoke. The restaurant, which can seat 157 people, means jobs for 30 new team members, including 8 pizzaiolos and 14 waiters and waitresses. An estimated 1,480 kilos of dough will be used in the first month as the team prepares to serve up 4,000 pizzas and 2,000 portions of PizzaExpress’ iconic Dough Balls.
Each PizzaExpress restaurant is individually designed – often using well known places, people or historical events from the area as the basis. The new restaurant uses both handmade and industrial ceramic tiles in tribute to the importance of the pottery manufacturing industry. And richly upholstered banquette and comfortable booths are flanked by chevron panelling and murals, which will include the Stoke motto, Unita Fortior (United Strength is Stronger).
Brian Orme, manager of PizzaExpress , said, “We have a beautiful new restaurant and can’t wait to show it off to our customers. We have a friendly and enthusiastic team who are looking forward to welcoming everyone over a delicious pizza.”
PizzaExpress has just launched an exciting new menu, including Calamari and Risotto Mio as starters, an addition to the ‘Al Forno’ range, the Pennette Bolognese, and a new Formaggi 65 pizza cheese delight. Among the new desserts are Bombolini, small doughnut balls with a jam centre, served with gelato, and Salted Caramel Profiteroles Dolcetti.
For younger pizza-lovers, PizzaExpress’ Piccolo menu is full of tasty choices including ‘Create Your Own’ pizza, and starts at just £3.95.
And this Christmas, PizzaExpress has pulled together festive favourites and given them a cheeky twist. From Brussels Sprout pizzas and Mulled Sloe Gin, to Salted Caramel Profiteroles and a Chocolate Orange Torte, there’s something for everyone.
For more details visit www.pizzaexpress.com
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Notes to Editors
PizzaExpress Stoke, 3 The Hive, Intu Potteries Shopping Centre, Bryan Street, Stoke On Trent. Tel. 01782 271144
Opening Times: Tuesday to Saturday, 11.30am–11.00pm; Sunday and Monday, 11.30am–10.00pm.
The restaurant will also offer a Click & Collect online takeaway ordering at www.pizzaexpress.com
New Autumn/Winter Menu includes:
• Calamari rings lightly coated in breadcrumbs, with a wedge of lemon and Caesar dressing.
• Risotto Mio, combining chestnut and closed cup mushrooms with truffle.
• Pennette Bolognese, made using rich beef and porcini mushroom ragu, topped with Gran Milano cheese.
• Formaggi 65 pizza, combining mozzarella with buffalo mozzarella and Gran Milano cheese.
• Sharing Trio - three desserts to share, including a Dolcetti Lemon Posset, a Dolcetti Chocolate Brownie and two scoops of Primo Gelato.
A Pizza History:
• PizzaExpress has been obsessed with pizza ever since its founder Peter Boizot opened his first restaurant on Wardour Street in London’s Soho in 1965
• PizzaExpress was one of the first restaurants to adopt open kitchens where its skilled pizzaiolos stretch, toss and top each freshly prepared pizza
• PizzaExpress now has over 450 restaurants across the country
• For more information visit www.pizzaexpress.com
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