DIY pizza concept to ‘rev’ things up in Carmel Valley


San Diego will soon be home to PizzaRev, a build-your-own pizza concept that has earned a loyal following in Southern California for its fresh take on an American favorite.

Opening in Torrey Highlands Village in March, PizzaRev will offer pizza with locally sourced vegetables and toppings, fresh dough made in-house daily, all-natural cheeses and vegan and gluten-free options.

At PizzaRev, a “crafter” assists guests in customizing their personal 11-inch pizza. Construction starts with the crust selection, either original or gluten-free. Guests then choose from four signature sauces, including a savory organic red sauce, a creamy white alfredo and a spicy-sweet BBQ.

Finally, the masterpiece is completed with selections from an array of all-natural cheeses and more than 30 fresh ingredients, from traditional toppings like pepperoni and ground beef to premium selections like sweet fennel sausage, fresh-sliced basil and arugula. Each pizza, no matter how many ingredients are selected, costs $8.25.

Franchise owner Chris Kenny, one of the well-known “Kenny Brothers” who own and operate Jersey Mike’s Sub Shops in Solana Beach, La Jolla and Pacific Beach will launch the Carmel Valley PizzaRev. Born and raised on the Jersey Shore, Kenny grew up eating authentic thin-crust pizza and immediately saw PizzaRev as “Best in Class” in the new movement of craft-your-own pizza.

“PizzaRev reminded me that a perfectly crispy crust, tasty sauce and top-notch cheeses make all the difference in pizza,” said Kenny. “Even the most creative pizza craftsman will find what they’re looking for at PizzaRev. We’re excited to serve Carmel Valley a superior pizza along with some of the finest draft and bottled craft beers from San Diego’s local breweries.”

Los Angeles-based PizzaRev was founded in 2012; the executive team possesses a combination of Fortune 500 operating experience and high-profile restaurant management. PizzaRev is franchising and announced a strategic partnership with Buffalo Wild Wings in 2013.