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Pizza Invasion: LA Concept to Open 20 San Diego Shops

Does San Diego need more pizza? A Los Angeles-based chain thinks so; The Pizza Studio is planning on flooding our zone with their fast-casual pizza concept.

The company has partnered with a local restaurateur George Katakalidis to open 20 locations in the San Diego area within the next five years. Katakaldis is familiar with the corporate eatery world; he founded Daphne's Greek Café and managed over 80 locations before selling it in 2010.

The Pizza Studio's custom pizza menu lets diners choose a crust (traditional, whole grain and flax seed), sauce (basil pesto, BBQ) and toppings (organic chicken, truffle salt). A rep says that the first two outposts are planned for downtown San Diego and the Kearny Mesa area; they're scheduled to open by early next year.
· The Pizza Studio [Official Site]
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