Los Angeles-based Pizza Studio will expand into Phoenix after signing a multi-unit development agreement with COO John Lutz for 20 new locations in the market throughout the next five years.
The first location opened earlier this week in CityScape, according to a company news release.
"CityScape will be our flagship restaurant in downtown Phoenix," Lutz said. "Whether it's a quick business lunch, dropping in before a ball game, on the way to a concert or just enjoying a day in our beautiful downtown area, Pizza Studio will serve as a great dining option."
Lutz has more than 30 years of experience in the restaurant industry, most recently with Red Robin Gourmet Burgers. He signed the multi-unit agreement with Pizza Studio in January as COO.