SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza's first franchise location is now open in Southern California in the City of Orange near Honda Center and Angels Stadium in Anaheim, Calif. The restaurant is operated by Hofman Hospitality Group (HHG), which has completed a franchise agreement to open 37 SPIN! restaurants throughout Southern California.

HHG, SPIN!'s first franchisee, is led by president Craig Hofman.

"Before I partnered with the founders of SPIN!, I was on a quest to create my own Neapolitan pizza brand. When I first visited SPIN! in Kansas City, the menu and the attention to quality and innovation immediately impressed me. I am convinced that SPIN! will appeal tremendously to pizza and fresh artisan food lovers here in Orange County," he said.

HHG also founded and operates two restaurant concepts in the West, including 17 Lucille's Smokehouse Bar-B-Que locations in California, Arizona and Nevada, and five Hof's Hut restaurants in Southern California. HHG will open a second SPIN! in early 2014 in Los Alamitos, Calif.

SPIN! serves authentic Neapolitan pizza coupled with salads, sandwiches and sides. It was founded in 2005 by restaurant industry veterans Gail and Richard Lozoff and Edwin Brownell. The concept has five locations in Greater Kansas City, Mo., with a sixth under construction.

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  • Deborah Bowman
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    If this is part of the Hof Hospitality Group then the buyer beware. Hofs in Buena Park has deteriorated to a shameful level in terms of service. I am speaking just of their discontent management staff. We were there last Friday night (as locals we dine there several times each month) We were seated in the lounge and soon thereafter discovered our favorite server, Brianda was working the other side of the room. Since we had not ordered, we took our menus and changed tables. This however incurred the wrath of the manager on duty LINDA. She went off on us and said: "Other people need to make a living." Really? As consumers we do not have a choice of where we wish to sit in order to have the best dining experience? It should be noted that this Linda was made aware on the QT that one of our dinner companions (and a regular) was in the final months of stage 4 Cancer. She did not have any interest in this fact. She was only interested in filling the vacant booths on the other side of her room. No one stays in business with this philosophy... Certainly Howard Hof never envisioned this type of treatment of his guests.
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