ASHEBORO — The Pizza Inn project in Asheboro seems back on track.
The opening of the restaurant at 1216 East Dixie Dr. could be coming soon.
Progress has been made at the site of the former home to Uptown Charlie.
The Texas-based pizza chain had dubbed the Asheboro location for the first reveal of its new design. While that was intended to happen by late 2022, the marketing drum for the restaurant has begun to beat again.
Asheboro’s Pizza Inn appears at least about a month away from opening.
It’s an overhaul for the chain, which is redesigning its stores and even turning to a new mascot.
“Pizza is fun, and it’s an American staple that provides a sense of comfort and nostalgia unlike any other kind of experience,” Claire Oakley, director of client services for BooneOakley, said in a statement.
Advertising company BooneOakley and retail design firm Chute Gerdeman have been gearing up for an opening. The exterior of the building appears ready.
The interior is expected to include a party room with an accent wall and a game room. There will be an outdoor patio at most locations.
The pizza chain has about 135 locations. Those include restaurants in High Point and Durham.
The chain reported a decrease in sales in 2021 during the pandemic, but that generally was expected to turn around.
When open, the restaurant will have several options for patrons, including a buffet along with typical in-restaurant dining and carry-out.