Flippin’ Pizza to Enter Del Mar’s Piazza Carmel Shopping Center

After opening franchises around the world, the San Diego-born pizza shop is refocusing its expansion within the local market
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Less than 15 years after its initial launch in Vista, Flippin’ Pizza has taken off across the globe. Later this year, the company will land in San Diego County once again with a new pizza shop in Del Mar, at 3810 Valley Centre Dr. 

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Franchise owner Jason Bennett is leading Flippin’ Pizza’s expansion into the Piazza Carmel shopping center, where it will open “soon,” according to the company’s website. Bennett is also the franchisee in charge of Flippin’ Pizza’s Encinitas shop.

The company was founded in 2007 by San Diego local Patrick Farley. After Farley bought the Downtown Carlsbad mainstay Knockout Pizza in 2005, he was inspired to develop his own pizza shop concept, as reported by QSR Magazine.

Thus, Flippin’ Pizza was born. Since then, the brand has opened pizza shops worldwide, including in Dubai and Mexico City. The company is now run by Chairman and CEO Herminio Llevat.

As with Knockout, Flippin’ Pizza specializes in New York-style pies, with a simple menu and a fast-casual environment. Top sellers include the Whitestone with mozzarella, ricotta and basil, as well as the Triboro with meatballs. According to a recent liquor license application, the Del Mar pizza shop also plans on serving beer and wine.

Flippin’ Pizza’s newest location in Piazza Carmel will take the place of Papa John’s in Suite 902B. The shopping center is also home to another famously shuttered storefront, Souplantation.

Olivia Langen

Olivia Langen is a food and culture journalist who has written her way around the world. After traveling from Moscow to Mumbai and Tokyo to Taipei, she has found her way back to sunny Southern California. There, she spends her free time reading fiction, learning languages, and playing music.
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