Here's a look at how four pizza brands are interpreting design trends. 

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Mr. Gatti’s Pizza

Pizza and buffet chain Mr. Gatti’s is a favorite with families and groups. The chain has more than 140 restaurants open or in development and its latest prototype offers a sophisticated take on family-friendly design. A relaxed and inviting atmosphere is given a boost by putting a modern bar at the center. The brand has big plans to double its total number of locations in the U.S. and is currently focused on building out the Southeast, Southwest and Midwest regions.


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Little Caesars

Building on its Hot-n-Ready design, pizza behemoth Little Caesars has redesigned its lobby to make room for multiple proprietary Pizza Portals for quick digital order retrieval. The heated self-service pickup station is designed for diners and third-party delivery drivers alike. Of course, as the third-largest pizza chain, Little Caesars doesn’t have just one prototype or option. Their offerings include kiosks/express locations, walk-ups, family-friendly dine-in and inline and freestanding prototypes. The brand recently announced its plan to aggressively expand in New York City.


Oath Pizza

Offering a fresh take on quick-cooked pizza, Oath Pizza rebranded in 2022 and began gearing up for expansion. Launched in Nantucket, Mass., in 2015, Oath has 18 locations across the country, with most concentrated on the East Coast. Its recent refresh included updating the guest flow and makeline areas with an emphasis on improving the ordering experience for on-site guests. That included adding a theatrical element by creating a semi-open kitchen concept with product visible to guests. The design is light and airy, bringing a wellness aesthetic to the pizza chain space.


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Artichoke Basille’s Pizza

Artichoke Basille’s Pizza, launched in NYC in 2008, has maintained its look as it has branched out to 18 locations. Though the original began as a tiny takeout window — and some locations still offer this feature — the design at new restaurants showcases a modern and inviting vibe that evokes a brasserie while maintaining original shop elements such as antique tin ceilings and brickwork. The 3,500-square-foot Arizona location offers dining inside and out and a full-service bar.

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