US chain Project Pie to open first European site in Dundee

13 June 2014 by
US chain Project Pie to open first European site in Dundee

American pizza chain Project Pie is reportedly set to open its first European site, in Dundee, Scotland, having lodged a planning application to do so.

Dundee Evening Telegraph. It is expected to open before the end of the year.

The company describes its food as "everyday artisan pizza custom built by you", and either offers its set pizza options such as pepperoni with Italian sausage; tomatoes, mozzarella and basil; and grilled chicken and onion with BBQ sauce; or a selection of "build your own" choices including bacon, jalapenos, mushrooms, feta, pesto, pineapple, artichokes and even sea salt.

It also offers salads, bottomless fountain soda and desserts such as banana with Nutella.

It is thought that the group plans to open five more restaurants across Scotland in the next two years, and has chosen Dundee in light of the ongoing regeneration of the area, and the strong student population in the town.

Architects Nicoll Russell Studios are overseeing the renovation project and roll out. As part of the planning application submitted, Andy Baxter, partner at Nicoll Russell Studios, said: "Project Pie will be integral to the transformation of the centre of [Dundee]."

The first Project Pie site was opened in Las Vegas in 2012, by entrepreneur James Markham, and now has 10 sites across the US, as well as locations in the Philippines. It is expanding across the US as well as Europe, with current plans including Dallas, Indianapolis and Manhattan.

The Pizza Project news comes in the same week as Scottish-based brewers BrewDog also announced plans to open a site in Dundee.

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