800 Degrees is leading the charge for a new group of Chipotle-like, fast casual pizzerias. But can assembly lines really produce a quality Neapolitan pizza? We got in line (multiple times) to find the answer.
'800 Degrees' on Serious Eats
As Neapolitan-style pizza prices rise and a rise, former Restaurant Michael Mina Chef Anthony Carron dreamed up a restaurant concept that would bring the prices back down. How cheap? $6 for a 12 inch Margherita cheap! Instead of skimping on ingredients or wood fire ovens, Chef Carron partnered up with Adam Fleischman of Umami Burger and Allen Ravert of Mexicali Cocina Cantina, to create an authentic as possible fast-casual Neapolitan pizzeria.
Earlier today I got a nice email from John Hartman, a videographer with WISE-TV, the NBC affiliate based in Fort Wayne, Indiana. John hips us to 800 Degrees, a newish wood-oven pizzeria in Fort Wayne.