Tomorrow, &pizza opens at 1430 Walnut Street in the same complex as The Cheesecake Factory (up above) and right next door to a Verizon Wireless branch. The entrance is actually on 15th Street, directly across the street from Max Brenner. You can read all about their opening day festivities here.
&pizza founder Michael Lastoria tells Eater that the decision to open the first outside-of-the-DC-area location in Philadelphia was a very intentional one—he called it "an ideal first stop" due to its "vibe and growing culinary landscape", one similar to that of DC's. And the Philly location is among some of the bigger operations in the company’s 17-shop roster— the 2,400 sq. ft. became somewhat of food hall — counter service-only, a drink case stocked full of &teas, and plenty of communal table and counter seating.
In keeping with the brand’s monochromatic identity, the new shop’s interior is all black-and-white, including a very brand-appropriate mural by local paper cut-out artist Joe Boruchow.
The menu follows the standard fast-casual model: choose a signature pie from the "Hits" list, or build your own. Vegan and gluten-free options are available. Peep the menus here, and if you’re up for the line, get a free pie tomorrow if you are among the first 215 customers.
Hours go from 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. Sunday to Wednesday, til midnight on Thursday, and til 3 a.m. on weekend nights.