Monthly Archive: April 2014


PizzaExpress celebrates grand opening in New Brighton

30 new jobs as new restaurant team prepares to stretch, toss and serve 4,000 pizzas in its first month.

Pizza lovers in New Brighton are in for a treat as PizzaExpress opens on 3 April. The new restaurant, which can seat 140, means jobs for 30 new team members including nine pizzaiolas and 15 waiters and waitresses. An estimated 1,760 kilos of dough will be used in the first month as the team prepares to serve up 4,000 pizzas and 2,300 portions of PizzaExpress’ iconic Dough Balls.

Each PizzaExpress restaurant is individually designed – often using well known places, people or historical events from the area as the basis.  PizzaExpress New Brighton draws upon the rich nautical history of the area, reflecting the beautiful seaside surroundings perfectly.

Nikki Bartley, manager of PizzaExpress New Brighton, said, “We will have a beautiful new restaurant and can’t wait to show it off to our customers. We have a friendly and enthusiastic team who are looking forward to welcoming everyone over a delicious pizza. Our new restaurant will be a great spot for everything from a casual lunch or dinner to a special celebration – we’re delighted to be bringing PizzaExpress to New Brighton.”

To celebrate the arrival of Spring, PizzaExpress is launching a new menu on 1 April, which boasts classic Italian style and fashionable flavours, perfect for the new season, as well as a wider range of its low-calorie Leggera dishes which call contain fewer than 500 calories. There are 10 new dishes including four new gluten-free options and a cheese-free pizza that is suitable for vegans.

Parents can now book a Kids’ Pizza Making Party. Children from the age of four to 11 will be transformed into mini-pizzaiolas, getting to stretch and toss their own pizza base, before topping it with their favourite ingredients. Once they’ve enjoyed their culinary creations, they will be entertained with games, Like Pin the Moustache on the Pizzaiolo, by their personal party host.