Rev up your engines Tempe, because a taste of the Motor City is coming in hot! Via 313 Pizzeria will open its doors in Arizona for the first time!
Located at 715 S Rural Rd., Ste. 101 on the footsteps of the campus at Arizona State University and within walking distance of Sun Devil Stadium and Desert Financial Arena, the new award-winning concept will be the perfect spot for students and fans to celebrate an ASU victory with Detroit-Style Pizza.
Ahead of opening day on June 26, Via 313 is spreading the word that this is not-your-average pizza place. A VIP/Media/Influencer Night will be held Friday, June 23 with one of Arizona’s favorite culinary icons in attendance — Chef Joey Maggiore of Hash Kitchen and The Sicilian Butcher. The fun continues Saturday, June 24 with Friends and Family Night, leading up to the grand opening celebration Monday, June 26. Via 313 founders, brothers Brandon and Zane Hunt, will be there all weekend celebrating the brand’s Arizona arrival.
“Via 313 is proudly family-owned, and we can’t wait to grow our pizzeria family with a city as great as Tempe,” says Brandon Hunt. “With our previous locations, mainly throughout Texas, we’ve developed a cult-following among college students. We’re excited to continue that tradition with ASU.”
To celebrate Via 313’s introduction to Tempe — and 16th location systemwide! — the brand is giving back to the community in a big way by donating 25% of its opening day sales to the 100 Club — a non-profit organization that has been proudly supporting public safety in Arizona since 1968.
Ahead of the opening, the new Via 313 in Tempe is hiring highly motivated and talented team members for both front and back-of-house positions.
Via 313 exists so more people around the country can enjoy the pizza that’s beloved in Detroit. The pizzas are called square, but they’re actually rectangle and baked in metal trays, just like the ones used on the automotive assembly lines at the Big Three. But instead of being filled with metal parts, Via 313’s trays are filled with the finest pizza ingredients it can source. In addition, Via 313 offers gluten-free and dairy-free options.