Topp N' Pie opens doors to fresh toppings
Open the glass doors and you're looking into a room of red and white. In front of you awaits an employee welcoming you to come in. Like a runway, you walk between tables and high tops until you make your way to the counter of endless pizza toppings.
Welcome to Topp N' Pie, Waterford Lakes' newest pizza restaurant.
Topp N' Pie opened its doors approximately two weeks ago, providing customers with the opportunity to experience uniquely made pizza, and will hold its grand opening within the next few weeks.
The restaurant, which is open Sunday to Thursday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to midnight, is different from other pizza restaurants because of the oven used to cook the pizza, according to general manager Hamid Sumon.
Pizzas are cooked in a fire oven heated up to 700 degrees to ensure a perfectly made pizza in 90 seconds, according to its website.
"It's not one of those pizzas that sits under a heat lamp for two hours and is served," said Ruth Sumon, the manager at Topp N' Pie. She emphasized how all the food is really fresh, making the place very different and appealing for customers.
Ruth said the modern pizza place welcomes anyone from families to college kids, so it is open for everyone.
For a limited time, students can show their student ID and get 15 percent off their purchase.
Similar to a Chipotle or Subway, an employee takes the customer's order down, adds toppings and makes the pizza directly in front of the customer.
"It's cooked in front of you so you can see exactly what's going on. We don't have anything in the back," Hamid said.
The buffet-style pizza line allows customers to create their own pizza, with the choice of more than 30 toppings and three crust options, according to its website.
Toppings are unlimited, with no additional cost, allowing customers to make their individual pizzas to what their heart, and stomach, desires.
"Our main goal is to hopefully make a lot of customers happy so we can open more places in Orlando," Hamid said.
Rachel Stuart is the News Editor for the Central Florida Future. Follow her on Twitter at @RachSage or email her at RachelS@CentralFloridaFuture.com.