This summer General Assembly Holdings Limited (“GA Pizza” or the “Company”) (TSXV: GA) will open a satellite restaurant location at The Slip, in partnership with Harbourfront Centre and Boxcar Social. Toronto’s largest waterfront patio—with a capacity of 800 seats—will offer GA Pizza’s naturally leavened, wood-fired personal pizzas beginning on Thursday, June 24. Open daily, lakeside patio dining will be offered in addition to takeout.
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This summer, GA Pizza will open a satellite restaurant at The Slip—Toronto’s largest waterfront patio with a capacity of 800 seats. GA Pizza will serve naturally leavened, wood-fired personal pizzas beginning on Thursday, June 24 for patio dine-in or takeout. (Photo: Business Wire)
GA Pizza’s bespoke, semi-permanent restaurant structure is custom-built to showcase the same “pizza theatre” celebrated at their flagship location, adapted to an open-air setting for The Slip. Open views to the dough and pizza preparation, and of course, the central element: GA Pizza’s formidable wood-fired brick oven—a culinary revelation for any pizza lover. Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Ali Khan Lalani said: “We’re fanatical about bringing unrivaled pizza experiences to pizza lovers—and we couldn’t think of a better way to introduce GA Pizza Experiences than enjoying our wood-fired, hot pizza al fresco, by the water.”
Torontonians will enjoy a menu of GA Pizza classics alongside The Slip’s beautiful vistas. The made-to-order wood-fired personal pizzas will also be available to-go, through takeout, open Monday to Thursday. Boxcar Social will round out The Slip offerings with small bites and beverages.
The satellite location serves as a robust foundation for GA Pizza’s Experiences channel, which also includes a four-tiered activation strategy for pop-ups, and the hiring of Chef Nicholas Morra, the company’s Culinary Experiences Lead. As GA Pizza continues to expand its reach throughout Ontario, and in new markets across Canada, their Experiences channel will play an integral role in building brand awareness, and act as a platform to increase engagement with their pizza-loving community. The investment will also drive additional revenue at a time when dine-in is still not operational due to pandemic restrictions.
Details: GA Pizza, The Slip Location
Timing: All summer: June 24th through to Labour Day Weekend
Patio Dine-In Hours: Open daily: Monday – Wednesday 4pm – 9pm, Thursday 4pm – 10pm, Friday – Saturday 12pm – 10pm, Sunday 12pm – 9pm
Takeout Hours: Monday – Thursday, 12pm – 4pm
Location: The Slip at Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West
Dining options: Patio dining, take out
Seating: social distancing in effect, 300 – 800 seats
GA Pizza began its life as a fast-casual pizza restaurant in the heart of Toronto. Three years later, we also offer a freezer-to-table pizza with a groundbreaking direct-to-consumer platform: a pizza subscription (gapizzaclub.com) and a gifting service (give.gapizza.com). Our ambition? Make delicious pizzas available to everyone, everywhere. We’re always working to take pizza to new heights—from showing the world that better pizza is possible, to finding new spaces and places to deliver unrivaled pizza experiences. Find us at the grocery store or visit gapizza.com.
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