The second of only two new-concept Round Table Pizza restaurants opened about a week ago in Vallejo’s Safeway Redwood Plaza shopping center on Admiral Callaghan Lane, company officials announced.
The other Pizza Wings Brew is in Dublin, though the owner of the Vallejo franchise, Gundeep Sethi, plans to open a third in the South Bay, a company spokeswoman said.
The new, test concept, looks entirely different from traditional Round Table restaurants, of which there are 450, mostly on the West Coast, including one in Vallejo at 2633 Springs Road, company spokesman Nick Fletcher said. Along with the new look, Pizza Wings Brew stores also have a new focus — what company officials jokingly call “the three basic food groups — pizza, wings and brew,” he said.
“This is a test,” he said. “We plan to open a few more and see if it works, but we will continue opening traditional Round Table restaurants, also.”
The concept for Pizza Wings Brew “grew out of a need to find ways to do Round Table business in smaller locations, so we focused on the key menu items,” Fletcher said.
The Round Table “Pizza Wings Brew” features the brand’s “legendary lineup of pizzas,” but also a line of crispy “Ulti Wings” — chicken wings and side items offering family meal options on their own, officials said. Both the pizzas and the Ulti Wings offerings can be ordered online and for delivery in the location’s trading area, “providing welcome convenience to Vallejo residents,” company officials said.
“For those dining in, the Pizza Wings Brew restaurant is a great place for Vallejo residents to gather, enjoy a game on one of their many big screen TVs, and to relax with a refreshing beverage, with over a dozen craft, premium and domestic brews on tap,” officials said. “It’s a smaller, more intimate dining experience than traditional Round Table locations, with dynamic colors and fabrics that give the décor a fresh, contemporary look. And, while the concept is a new one for the chain, its owner, Gundeep Sethi, is a long-time franchisee, with eight other Round Table restaurants in the Bay Area.”
Sethi, a new father, who lives in a city near Vallejo, said, “I’m excited to bring this Pizza Wings Brew concept to Vallejo. There’s nothing like it in the area, and I’m convinced that once people stop in and try us they’ll make it one of their local favorites.”
The typical Round Table employs between 30 and 50 people, and most of the new restaurant’s stAssuming the new eatery is issued a beer license, it will feature about a dozen beers on tap, including some local craft varieties, he said. The Planning Commission in October, unanimously approved the store’s application to sell alcohol. A state permit usually follows.
It is not yet known if any Mare Island Brewing Co. beers will be featured, but “some Napa Smith Brewery beers will be offered,” Fletcher said.
The rest of the suds lineup has yet to be determined, he said.
“There will be 12 total taps and half will be local craft brews,” Fletcher said. “Regardless, the draft beer choices will be rotated on a regular basis so there will always be fresh, local craft beer options.”
Round Table Pizza was founded in 1959 in Menlo Park by Bill Larson, according to the company website.
The new store is open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. A Grand Opening is planned in about two weeks, Fletcher said. Source: http://www.mercurynews.com/2016/11/25/round-tables-new-concept-eatery-opens-in-vallejo/