New PizzaExpress opens in Telford

Pizza lovers in Telford are in for a treat with the opening of a new PizzaExpress at the Southwater development in the centre of town which opened its doors last month on the 10th September. The new restaurant which can seat 153, has created jobs for 40 new team members including eight pizzaiolos and 25 waiters and waitresses.  An estimated 1,500 kilos of dough will be used in the first month as the team prepares to serve up 6,000 pizzas and 2,000 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. The artwork displayed at Telford is inspired by the work of the town’s namesake, Thomas Telford. A large scale mirror depicts the face of the legendary civil engineer in an eye-catching map design. And a series of bridge patterned screens pay tribute to one of his most famous works, the Menai Bridge.

Kirsty Bulman, manager of PizzaExpress Telford, said, “We have a beautiful new restaurant and are excited to show it off to our customers. We have a friendly and enthusiastic team who look forward to welcoming everyone over a delicious pizza.”

PizzaExpress’ latest menu boasts classic Italian style and fashionable flavours as well as a wider range of low-calorie Leggera dishes which contain fewer than 500 calories. There four gluten-free options and a cheese-free pizza that is suitable for vegans.

For younger pizza-lovers, PizzaExpress’ Piccolo menu is full of tasty choices including ‘Create Your Own’ pizza, and starts at just £3.50.  And for budding chefs looking to celebrate a birthday, a Pizza Making Party will see them transformed into pizzaiolos so they can stretch, toss and top their own pizza and play party games before sitting down to enjoy their culinary creations.

The restaurant runs free visits for local primary schools, turning the kitchens into classrooms.

For more details visit www.pizzaexpress.com

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