PizzaRev Memphis, a “craft-your-own” pizza restaurant, is opening Thursday with a pay-what-you-want fundraiser event to benefit Le Bonheur Children’s Research Hospital.
PizzaRev, a build-your-own artisanal pizza concept, is opening the first of their three franchise locations in Memphis this Thursday at 6450 Poplar Avenue, Suite 119. The restaurant will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10:30am, officially opening its doors following the ceremony. In honor of the grand opening, PizzaRev will benefit Le Bonheur Children’s Research Hospital all day on January 26. Everyone is invited to pay what they want ($8 is the suggested donation) for their first custom-made, personal-sized pizza, and 100 percent of proceeds will benefit the hospital.
In addition to the craft-your-own pizza aspect of the restaurant experience, PizzaRev Memphis will debut the first iPourIt Inc. self-serve beer system in the state of TN. This system features a wall of 14 craft beer taps and 2 wine taps.
To operate the beer system, anyone with valid ID over 21 years old can obtain a bracelet used to activate the taps of their choosing. You can scan the bracelet at the tap, select how many ounces you want and enjoy.
The bracelet tracks the ounces served and charges your credit or debit card accordingly. Wine will be added to the tap system at a later date.
From 5pm-10pm on Saturday, January 28th, PizzaRev will also host a special evening featuring their self-pour beer system. Everyone 21 and up can receive a free pizza with the purchase of a full pour of 16-ounce beer.
Seasoned franchisees Robby Stewart and Andres Bolivar of TennRev LLC opened their first PizzaRev Tennessee location in Jackson in June 2016. The pair also shares ownership of Southern Restaurant Holdings LLC, one of the largest franchisees in the Steak ‘n Shake system that operates eight restaurants throughout Georgia, Mississippi, and Tennessee. While the companies are independent entities, SRH manages the operations of TennRev. PizzaRev currently operates 33 locations with 150 new franchises in development.
Founded in Los Angeles in 2012, PizzaRev is a craft-your-own, fast-casual pizza concept where you can customize personal-sized 11-inch pizzas for one price. With more than 30 artisanal toppings available, guests pick everything down to the homemade dough for a thin and crispy Roman-style pizza or a “double crust” style pizza that is ready in just three minutes. PizzaRev is on a mission to change how consumers think about pizza with offerings like fresh-pressed, homemade dough, locally sourced ingredients, all-natural cheeses, and vegan and gluten-free options.
The restaurant also serves custom entrée salads and an Oreo dessert pizza. Unique to PizzaRev, and what enables the restaurant’s speed of service, is the custom-built, 900-degree stone-bed oven. Exposed ceilings, concrete floors, and natural tones will offer a minimalist yet inviting atmosphere, where the focus is on providing guests with an interactive pizza experience.
Hours for PizzaRev are 10:30am-10pm Sunday through Thursday, and 10:30am-11pm Friday and Saturday.