Bonci brings roman-style pizza to the U.S., with some americanized twists

Jun 28, 2019 189

BY: Heather Lalley

The fast-casual pizza concept opened its first location in Rome in 2003 and now has three units in Italy and two in Chicago, with stores opening soon in New Orleans and Miami. It serves pizza al taglio—priced by weight, extravagantly topped and cut with shears. The crust is focaccia-like, made from a high-moisture dough that’s airy yet chewy.

The chain’s founder, Gabriele Bonci, has earned a lot of acclaim for Bonci. His Roman pizza shop developed a cult following, including praise from late chef Anthony Bourdain and scores of American tourists. Bonci USA President Rick Tasman now owns the rights to develop Bonci’s brand in the U.S. and globally (except in Italy or any country that borders it).

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SOURCE: https://www.restaurantbusinessonline.com/

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