The Pizza Press Celebrates 50 Years

The Pizza Press will celebrate its fifth anniversary in June, and Orange County’s fastest growing build-your-own pizzeria has announced it will expand to nearly 150 restaurants by the end of 2018, with 300 of the casual pizzerias planned over the next three years. The jump in growth for The Pizza Press is beginning with 30 new locations opening this year, including the company’s first out of state restaurants, and a new flagship opening in Anaheim on Friday, March 24.

The Pizza Press, known for its high quality ingredients, wide array of local craft beer, and 1920s newspaper theme, has signed multiple franchise agreements to open units in Texas, Nevada and North Carolina, as well as China and Mexico by the end of next year. The company is actively looking to expand into Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, and Canada.

The Anaheim pizzeria is relocating to a larger space in the mid-century modern Anaheim Plaza Hotel & Suites, which is currently being renovated. The new restaurant, which is a block away from the existing Pizza Press on Harbor Boulevard across from Disneyland Resort, is 2,700 square feet, nearly twice the size of the existing Anaheim location.

In addition to more seating and a larger kitchen, the new Anaheim restaurant will have a spacious patio, ample parking, and 30 taps of rotating local craft beer. Most Pizza Press locations have 20 local craft beers on tap.

The Pizza Press recently opened in Rancho Santa Margarita and expanded into San Diego County with a Carlsbad location. Other Orange County Pizza Press locations opening this year include Downtown Huntington Beach, Santa Ana, Tustin and Newport Beach.

In keeping with the newspaper theme, customers at The Pizza Press are invited to “publish” their own pizza by choosing from an extensive selection of fresh, high quality toppings, cheese and sauces. In addition to creating a custom pizza which is “hot off the press” in under four minutes, customers can choose from signature pizzas including The Times (extra virgin olive oil, mozzarella, chicken, grape tomato, red onion, smoked gouda, and finished with fresh cilantro and Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ Sauce), The Tribune (red sauce, mozzarella, pepperoni, red onion, mushroom, roasted red bell peppers, sweet Italian link sausage, Kalamata olives and ricotta), The Chronicle (extra virgin olive oil, mozzarella, imported artichoke hearts, grape tomato, red onion, crimini mushroom, chevre, roasted red bell peppers, and finished with fresh basil and basil pesto), and others.

Custom pizzas may grab the headlines at The Pizza Press, but diners can also enjoy a selection of custom or grab-and-go salads and tempting desserts such as custom ice cream sandwiches, ice cream floats, tiramisu and other seasonal treats. In addition to its carefully curated assortment of local craft beer, The Pizza Press also serves Stumptown Cold Brew Coffee and Virgil’s cream soda and root beer.

The Pizza Press in Anaheim is open from 11am to 1am daily. The restaurant is located at 1700 S. Harbor Blvd., in Anaheim. For more information, visit www.ThePizzaPress.com.

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