Punch Pizza looks at city for expansion

Punch Pizza, the popular Twin Cities eatery that cooks up traditional Neapolitan-style pizzas in wood-fired brick ovens, is expanding in the Twin Cities and is eyeing Edina.

The company just announced that it's opening in Woodbury in June.

"We really believe in a slow-growth philosophy, but steady," said Jenny Nyquist, senior manager. "We plan to open one new shop every year. We're looking at Edina and Roseville next."

It takes only about 90 seconds for the pizzas to cook in Punch Pizza's wood-fired ovens, which can reach temperatures of 800 to 1,000 degrees. The quick service model makes it ideal for business lunches or families with children.


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