Photos courtesy of Snap Custom Pizza.
Ardmore’s Snap Custom Pizza is getting ready for expansion. And we don’t mean just one or two locations. We’re talking a major explosion with 15 new places throughout the area getting in on personalized pizza pies.
Snap Custom Pizza’s founders Pete Howey and Aaron Nocks, also founders of Peace A Pizza and New Hope Soda, have partnered with Rob Wasserman, owner of Rouge and Parlor and founder of the annual Burger Brawl fundraiser. Snap has received funding from a local institutional real estate and investment group to open 15 locations in the tri-state area within the next 18 months.
“I am excited for the new partnership and to work with Pete and Aaron and to have the backing of the large investment group to focus on what we do best—creating an outstanding customer-driven experience at Snap,” said Wasserman. “I dipped my toe in the fast-casual waters early on with 500 Degrees five years ago. It’s a great challenge and complement to my work in fine dining.”
Snap Custom Pizza offers fresh, fast fare with complete customization and in-and-out convenience. The made-from-scratch pizza restaurant offers both traditional and gluten-free pizza, salads, dessert and soft drinks. The items are made to order in front of the customer with one price, allowing diners to choose as many toppings as they want.
Snap first debuted 15 months ago in Ardmore, across from the train station. The second location opened last week in Main Street at Exton in the former Peace A Pizza. The third location will come after minor renovations convert Wasserman’s 500 Degrees to a Snap Custom Pizza at 1504 Sansom Street (early February 2016). 500 Degrees will close during renovations.
The fourth location will be a conversion of the Rosemont Peace A Pizza location to a Snap—with the Hope’s Cookies co-tenancy remaining. The fifth locale will be on the campus of the University of Delaware. The company is aggressively looking for additional locations within Center City and outlying suburbs.
All locations are open for lunch and dinner and are BYOB. Each restaurant ranges from 30–75 seats, uses fresh local ingredients and has a fountain from New Hope Sodas.