Good news, foodies! Highly anticipated, Kenny’s East Coast Pizza opens Wednesday, August 24, for lunch and dinner in Plano.

Native Bostonian Kenny Bowers is bringing classic, East Coast-style pizza to North Texas when he opens Kenny’s East Coast Pizza in Plano’s Berkeley Square shopping center at the prime intersection of Park and Preston.

“I love bringing real food to real people,” said Bowers, who has successfully created casual, full-service experiences with Italian-American, burgers and barbecue in recent years. “While Dallas is home to several artisanal or Neapolitan-style pizza places, we wanted to offer an exceptional East Coast pizza in a laid-back environment with service second to none.”

The menu at Kenny’s is exciting. The wide variety of pizzas are made in a style more reminiscent of New York than Naples, and every single pie is baked in a classic Bakers Pride Deck Oven. In addition to a selection of 14” pizzas, the restaurant will offer classic Italian-American fare inspired by Kenny’s Italian Kitchen. Additionally, the full bar will offer a selection of hand-crafted cocktails and martinis poured from their signature frozen Grey Goose tap.

“I’ve been experimenting with pizza for several years,” explains Bowers. “First, I worked with some of my favorite pizza makers across the country to develop the right dough recipe, because the crust is everything. Then, I started with the basics, making a classic cheese pizza. With so few components, there really is no place to hide mistakes, so making the cheese pizza perfect was really the indicator that we were ready.”

The restaurant joins five other Kenny’s restaurants, including Kenny’s Wood Fired Grill and Kenny’s Italian Kitchen in Addison, Kenny’s Burger Joints in Plano and Frisco, and Kenny’s Smoke House in Plano.

Kenny’s East Coast Pizza

Where: 4701 W Park Blvd. #101, Plano, TX 75093

More: 972.519.9669 | kennyseastcoastpizza.com

Alexandra Cronin

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