&pizza getting in on the “small batch, handcrafted, artisan teas” game

courtesy &pizza

And in other chain news:

“&pizza, the first Washington, DC-based fast casual pizza company, known for its trademark ampersand, gourmet handmade pies, inventive flavor combinations, localized store design and dedication to the communities they serve, has added new products for fall. Additions to the menu include: The launch of &TEA product line; The Boss Hogg, The OG, Backyard Lite signature pizzas and White Birch Beer Craft Soda. The updated menu will run starting September 28 at all 12 freestanding &pizza locations. However, the Boss Hogg and White Birch Beer Craft Soda will be only available during the fall.

“Innovation is at the core of what we do,” said &pizza founder Michael Lastoria. “&pizza strives to push the boundaries of what’s possible which is evident in our new products. From the Boss Hogg to the White Birch Beer, we remain vigilant in our mission to curate seasonal experiences for the District in a way that only &pizza can.”

&pizza’s full list of new menu items includes:

● &TEA New product line to feature small batch, handcrafted teas with organic sugar. Flavors to include Peppered Chai, unsweetened Lemongrass White Peach, Spiced Thai and Sweet Mint. All locally produced in Washington, DC

● Boss Hogg A signature pizza covered in BBQ sauce, quattro formaggi blend cheeses and caramelized onions, topped with smoked corn, pork BBQ, tortilla strips, fresh cilantro, red pepper chili oil and a singular lime wedge

● The OG A classic tomato pizza with fresh mozzarella, grape tomatoes, fresh basil and olive oil, sprinkled with salt and pepper

● Backyard Lite A signature pizza covered in roasted garlic purée, fresh mozzarella, roasted peppers, caramelized onions, grape tomatoes, arugula with a fresh squeezed lemon juice and sprinkled with salt and pepper

● White Birch Beer Craft Soda Brewed with pure cane sugar, a touch of honey and essence of birch extracts, this soda has both a smooth and distinctive flavor. The bite and sweetness of the soda pairs perfectly with the Boss Hogg”

14 Comment

  • Are they just private labeling Runningbyrd Tea? It’s all the same flavors. Hopefully so, otherwise it’s blatant plagiarism.

  • Not sure why &pizza keeps trying their hand at new things. They make great pizza and should stick to that. Everything else they have tried has been subpar. Their salads were downright terrible.

    • palisades

      Not everyone is as confident in their product as Chipotle or chick-fil-a. Hopefully &pizza doesn’t ruin their brand by releasing all this sub-par food.

    • justinbc

      Because those things are very profitable. You would be amazed the margins you can make by making your own sodas, and by making your own beer, wine, etc (or at least relabeling) you can offer something to people who want adult beverages at a premium as well.

  • SouthwestDC

    Anyone else dislike drinking out of jars?

  • anonymouse_dianne

    The 13th &U location frequently gives out samples during PM rush. The cherry soda was too sweet for my taste. The Boss Hogg pizza, on the other hand, was BOSS!

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