Where are they expanding? Worldwide. Major markets both in the U.S. and abroad have been targeted for the expansion. Now, this artisan pizza using all-natural products imported from Italy will be available in places such as Beijing, Charlotte, Sao Paolo and Miami.
Bill Addison of Atlanta Magazine reported on Twitter that there would only be the one Antico location in Atlanta but that owner Di Palma plans to convert the property across the street into a piazza.
More from the press release:
Giovanni Di Palma has officially embarked on a plan to bring his nationally acclaimed pizza and unrivaled kitchen experience to major U.S. Markets and key overseas major cities.
Giovanni explains, “I most certainly did not sell my business or merge with a chain company. I partnered with a “Dream Team” of proven foodservice and financial experts who get what makes the Antico experience so special. I had been bombarded with offers after being open only a few months and I rebuffed them quickly because they were purely financial and it takes a lot more than capital to create the Antico product and atmosphere… Loyal fans can be assured nothing will change in the original Antico as I will make the pizza as always with my incredible team of family and fratellone of Napoli! Actually, our training facility, import / shipping docks and corporate office will be right next door to our Hemphill store here in Atlanta.”
1093 Hemphill Avenue, Atlanta. (404) 873-1272.
–by Jenny Turknett, Food & More blog
– Jenny Turknett writes about Southern and Neighborhood Fare for the AJC Dining Team. She also publishes her own blog, Going Low Carb.