Gary Bimonte, the grandson of Frank Pepe, manned the floor of the family-owned chain restaurant’s new Warwick location on Friday as they handed out free pizza to anyone who came by. He said that this is the 10th location for Frank Pepe’s, a well-known pizzeria that began in New Haven, Connecticut.
On Friday, the restaurant gave out free pizza (dine-in only) and sold takeout as well. They were also planning for a soft opening on Saturday, with a full-blown grand opening planned for Monday.
Bimonte said that the store has 46 employees and they wanted to get them ready for business with the gradual openings.
The pizzeria is located on Bald Hill Road, in the same plaza as Olive Garden and Smokey Bones.