'World's biggest slice' pizzeria debuts in Houston with fat pies and and daiquiris to go
A Louisiana pizzeria that touts the “World's Biggest Pizza Slice” will make its Houston debut this month. Fat Boy’s Pizza will open its location in Richmond at The Grand at Aliana (10445 W. Grand Pkwy.) on Tuesday, January 17.
Those giant slices come from Fat Boy’s signature 30-inch pizzas — more typical 10 and 16-inch pies are also available. They’re joined on the menu by appetizers such as meatballs, mozzarella sticks, and wings.
Beverage options include a full selection of beer, wine, and cocktails, including to-go daiquiris by the gallon.
At time when many pizzerias are focused on to-go, Fat Boy’s makes dine-in more appealing. Its Richmond location occupies an expansive 4,800-square-feet with a 1,500-square-foot covered patio. Each location also includes an arcade for children of all ages. As founder Gabe Corchiani explained on an episode of CultureMap’s “What’s Eric Eating” podcast, the restaurant prides itself on offering a higher level of service than typical casual restaurants.
"We're very service-oriented. We greet guests when they come in the door," he said. "You order from a menu board. We bring the food out to you. We make sure you get touched at least once out there to see if you need anything. We're friendly. That's what we bank on."
Fat Boy’s has big plans for Houston. The company expects to open up to five more locations across the metropolitan area, including a Katy location that will debut in June.
“We are thrilled to start our expansion into the Houston market and plan to become a staple in the community,” George Malek, the company’s director of Texas operations, said in a statement. “Fat Boy’s Pizza is a fun, family-oriented concept that we think we will thrive in Richmond and the Houston area.”