"While Americans across the country continue to wonder when winter will finally give way to spring, the owners of Spin! Neapolitan Pizza in the Kansas City, Mo., area could be forgiven for remembering the blizzards of 2011 fondly. Although the upscale-casual pizzeria chain closed its doors Jan. 10 and Feb.1 of this year after storms dumped enough snow to shut down roads and businesses in Kansas City, it managed to make up for the lost sales by offering members of its e-mail club a Crummy Weather Voucher. The coupon, distributed to Spin’s 40,000-plus club members, rewarded diners who braved the elements with 20-percent off a meal. Spin also made the offer available to anybody who visited the chain’s Facebook or Twitter pages."
"Co-owners Gail and Dr. Richard Lozoff and Ed Brownell have spun the idea of a business from the drawing board to a real-world success in the course of a couple years. First, they twisted some ideas around collectively and created Bagel & Bagel. This chain then became Einstein Bros. Bagels. Now, the threesome revolves around the restaurant industry with SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza, while keeping an active hand in the community."
"The service straddles fast casual and full service; customers pay at the counter, but servers run food to their tables, take further orders and do all the follow-up of casual-dining staffers. “One of the things we think will help us be successful in other markets is the simplicity of the concept,” Brownell said. For example, “managers like working here because of the hours. We close at 9 p.m., and 10 p.m. on weekends, and that allows them to have a good quality of life. It’s easier to manage because the dining room is not complicated."
"The lunch crowd in the stylish Johnson County restaurant has thinned from a throng to a dozen or more people casually lingering over plates of handcrafted food and bowls of homemade soups. The hip urban-meets-suburban space is comfy-cozy, with a friendly vibe and a delicious smell that permeates the place like an aromatic hug….Whether spinning pizza crusts, spinning conversations with customers, spinning new ideas or spinning on group bike rides, this enterprising trio is spinning a tapestry of wild success any way you look at it.”
"Spin! Neapolitan Pizza has spun the perfect marriage of dough and cheese, of chewy and crispy crusts, and hot-roasted toppings. It’s a pizza snob’s pizza, a kid’s favorite meal, a food critic’s idea of the perfect breakfast – served in a casual concrete and cinder block space in the Fountains strip mall."