Faccio Pizza expands into Isla Verde

Ummmm, pizzaThe local chain of pizzerias, Faccio Pizza, has opened their seventh store on the island. With their newest store, the chain marks their first entrance into a tourist zone. The new store, which will be on the first floor of the Howard Johnson in Isla Verde, will replace a bar. With some 1,950 square feet, the new restaurant will accommodate 100 people.

The first Faccio Pizza was opened in Cupey, were it still remains in operation. Their continued expansion is the result of franchises, but while a franchise all of the owners of the seven pizzerias are all family members. Hmm, all of the owners of an Italian pizza restaurant are all part of a "family", watch out Tony Soprano!

The hours of operation for the new restaurant are 11:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday, and until 12:00 midnight on Thursday through Saturday.

BTW, any fans of Howard Johnson's famous ice cream parlors should note with a sense of sadness that the parlor/restaurant that was previously open in the same location as Faccio Pizza is closed. During a recent visit to the hotel to enjoy some ice cream with Familia Don Dees, we found the parlor dark and the doors locked.

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