- WHITE PAPERS
California-based Straw Hat Pizza will open its first franchise in Georgia later this month, in the National Plaza shopping center in Augusta.
Shailen Patel, partner, told the Augusta Chronicle that the new Straw Hat unit is a renovated, 2,600-square-foot space that can seat up to 65 customers. It will include the chain's signature game room for children and will offer dine-in, carry out and delivery.
Patel added that the location was chosen because it's situated near a busy Publix store and there are no sitting pizzeria restaurants nearby.
Patel also plans to open Tower 27 Yogurt, another Straw Hat Restaurants Inc. franchise, inside the restaurant in the near future.
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