When the titular owner of Mr. Jim's Pizza founded his first eatery in 1975, he wasn't planning to be there for long. Instead, he hoped his business profits would help him to open his own franchise of McDonald's, where he'd worked part-time to put himself through college. Soon, however, the success of his shop led to the opening of several more locations in Garland, as well as franchises across the state. Today, Mr. Jim presides over dozens of Texas pizza joints, where chefs hand-stretch freshly made dough to create their trademark pizzas. Loaded with fresh mozzarella, crisp veggies, and real meat toppings, these pies fill tables and takeout boxes alongside appetizers such as wings and bread sticks dipped in fresh tomato sauce.
In 1969, Colonel Eure opened the first Mr. Gatti's Pizza in Austin. The small pizza shop—which received its moniker from his wife’s maiden name—focused on handcrafting pies using real cheese, yeast-risen dough, and a signature tangy sauce. Today, more than 40 years later, the Mr. Gatti’s Pizza has expanded into 140+ locations across 13 states. But despite the brand’s growth, its mission to make quality eats remains the same.
At one of Mr. Gatti’s appetizing outposts, patrons can build-their-own pie with fresh toppings, or select favorite pizzas such as the bacon double cheeseburger loaded with smoked provolone, beef, and bacon. Sides including four-cheese breadsticks and spicy chicken wings round out plates, and dessert pizzas topped with apples and streusel offer a sweet end to a savory meal. The restaurants also provide hot and cold buffet bars, allowing guests to sample every item on the menu without having to sneak into the kitchen.
The family behind Broadway Pizza and Pasta has been baking New York-style pies since 1985. Fresh ingredients are the foundation of the restaurant's Italian-American eats, adding robust flavor to the house's pastas and homemade marinara. Signature dishes include the lasagna calzone, with three cheeses and homemade meat sauce, and the white spinach pizza, a sauceless pie with two cheeses and fresh spinach, tomatoes, and garlic. A BYOB policy encourages diners to linger over their meals, and a 4 p.m. opening time on weeknights discourages early birds from becoming even earlier birds.
For everyone’s entertainment there are Ferrari Bumper Cars, A Pirate Ship, Roller Coaster, Animaland and a large Soft Play area with tubes tunnels and slides and a variety of token operated skill games. Planet Pizza is a great place to visit any time and provides good food and fun in a safe and clean environment.
Nick-N-Willy's Pizza® was founded in Boulder, Colorado, and grew quickly as a purveyor of a truly unique concept serving high quality gourmet pizzas. Our signature pizzas gained an avid following and grew to be known for their exceptional taste.
It’s not hard to see where Fireside Pies gets its name. The kitchen’s crackling, wood-burning oven bakes artisanal pizzas topped with house-made spicy sausage, fresh ricotta, fennel salami, and oven-dried tomatoes. Though they’re certainly the focal point, these pizzas aren’t all that’s on the menu. The chefs have also curated a selection of supporting dishes that mesh well with the marquee pies. Crab claws dipped in garlic-lemon butter make for an elegant appetizer, and a cocoa brownie swirled with sea-salted caramel and hazelnuts ends dinner on a sweet note. The staff has also taken care with the wine selection. Many bottles hail from Italy, which makes the pizzas feel at home even after their postcards burn up in the oven.