Smokin’ Oak Wood-Fired Pizza & Taproom Expands into Missouri

Wood-Fired Pizza Franchise to Open New Location in Washington, MO

Washington, MO, Smokin’ Oak Wood-Fired Pizza & Taproom – the fastest-growing wood-fired pizza franchise in the U.S., is happy to announce its expansion into Missouri with the planned Spring, 2024 opening in Washington, MO. The new restaurant and self-pour taproom will be located at 1900 Phoenix Center Drive. The new restaurant will present the perfect spot to have a meal and drinks with family and friends. Local Washington resident Karl Mittler is the Franchise Owner.

“I had been following Smokin’ Oak Pizza for several years and really liked it, and once they added the self-pour taproom wall to their concept, I decided to reach out.  I immediately loved the brand, the culture, attention to customer service and fresh ingredients,” said Mittler.  “The management team at Smokin’ Oak Pizza brings an incredible wealth of knowledge and attention to detail which is a must for me.”

“Offering real wood-fired pizza made right in front of you is really unique.  Mix in the fresh ingredients, house made dough and fresh salads all delivered to your table in just a few minutes, I know our Guests will quickly fall in love with it”, added Mittler.

The 3,000 square foot restaurant will also feature a unique self-pour taproom wall.  Guests will be given an RFID enabled bracelet and then be able to select from a variety of beers, ciders, wines and mixed cocktails.  Guests pour their own drink, so they can choose to pour an ounce or a full glass.  Smokin’ Oak Pizza is the only pizza franchise in the US to offer a self-pour taproom wall.

The restaurant features a full menu of wood-fired pizzas, salads, starters, and even desserts. The oven, fueled by oak wood cooks pizzas in about two minutes. The brand delivers an enjoyable pizza experience through its open-plan kitchen, which allows customers to customize and watch their pizzas being made right in front of them. The dough and sauces are made in-house, veggies are cut fresh throughout the day, and even the meats are roasted in the wood-fired oven to infuse real oak wood flavor.

“We’re very excited to be opening in Missouri”, said Matt Mongoven, CEO of Fourth Avenue Restaurant Group, the Franchisor of Smokin’ Oak Wood-Fired Pizza & Taproom.  “Karl and his family’s experience in owning and operating the Cinema 1 Plus Movie Theater in Washington and their years of experience providing excellent customer service is exactly what we look for in our new Franchise Partners, and we look forward to bringing Smokin’ Oak Pizza to Washington in 2024.”