Pizza Express rolls out

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Pizza Express rolls out

Pizza Express by Subway had a soft opening last week. Its official opening date is March 10.
Haley Dover | University Communications
Pizza Express by Subway had a soft opening last week. Its official opening date is March 10.

Pizza is again available at the Nebraska Union, as the new Pizza Express by Subway opens officially this week.

The newest addition to the Nebraska Union food court had a soft opening on March 5 to measure student response, Nebraska Unions Director Charlie Francis said. The pizza establishment officially opened today (March 10). During the week of the store’s “grand opening,” Pizza Express will give away 100 pizzas to customers as they go through line, Francis said.

This is the first Pizza Express of its kind in the country. The storefront replaces Sbarro, which served pizza and Italian food at the spot for almost 10 years.

So far, things have gone smoothly, Francis said.

“I’ve been receiving really positive feedback,” he said. “Students like that they can choose toppings and that there is a lot of variety for their pizza.”

Options including pepperoni, bacon and roast beef, and cheeses including parmesan and a mozzarella blend are available to choose from. Not to mention a wide assortment of vegetables.

“Pretty much anything you can put on a Subway sandwich, you can put it on your pizza,” Francis said.

Pizza Express isn’t the only new food option that students and staff will have this semester. Auntie Anne’s Pretzels is scheduled to open mid-April in the space next door.

Meanwhile, the union continues its first-floor refurbishment. Francis said the rest of a new floor installation should be finished by March 21. Furniture will be the next to come in, with half of the new furniture arriving the week of spring break. The remaining furniture will continue to come in over the following weeks. The union should be complete by the end of spring semester.

“We’ll have old furniture that will be here just to allow the university community use of the space until all of it can be installed,” Francis said.

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