canada africa partner reservation Stoner’s Pizza Joint opens on Legion Road in Fayetteville, NC

Stoner’s Pizza Joint opens on Legion Road in Fayetteville, NC

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A Florida pizza chain will join pie shops like Papa John’s, Little Caesar’s and Domino’s in Fayetteville.

Stoner’s Pizza Joint plans to open next month in the former Dairy Queen Grill & Chill at 3035 Legion Road, Suite 110, chief operating officer Ashley Dempsey said Wednesday. The restaurant will be located in an 1,800-square-foot unit in an outdoor area of ​​the Legion Crossing Plaza at Legion and Black and Decker roads.

Despite its tongue-in-cheek marketing with references to pot culture, Stoner’s Pizza does not sell food infused with marijuana or hemp products — at least, not yet — Dempsey said.

“It’s always on the table,” she said. “We let our customers tell us what they want.”

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The Stoner name comes from stone pizza ovens used at the original location in Charleston, South Carolina, said Dempsey, which opened in 2013.

“It has nothing to do with pot,” she said. “But we like to have fun with it.”

Serving appetizers, salads, pizza, wings, stromboli, calzones and desserts from its 39 locations in the Southeast and Colorado, Stoner’s focuses on late-night dining with hours until 3 a.m. The dough is made in-house daily and the vegetables are cut fresh every morning, Dempsey said.

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Stoner’s first North Carolina location opened in Charlotte in August, and there are plans to build two more locations in the Queen City, The Charlotte Observer reported last year.

Dempsey said the chain may open another Fayetteville-area location if all goes well with the first.

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