A new pizza restaurant is open on 23rd Street.
Home Slice Pizza opened three weeks ago at 2000 E. 23rd St., and general manager Josiah Johnson is feeling good about the business so far.
“One of the most encouraging things is that we are starting to develop regulars already,” he said. “We haven’t even invested any money in marketing yet.”
Home Slice serves pizzas-a personal 10-inch up to a 13-inch large-wings, hot sandwiches, garlic knots, salads, and other appetizers and sides. Johnson said the prices will beat anywhere else in Chattanooga.
“One of the things we are really proud of is we … provide the best wings and pizza in the city with the best price,” he said.“We are definitely putting out an equal, if not better, product at a far better price.”
Johnson created the menu and said that in a way the restaurant is his baby.
“I’m coming from 15 years’ [experience] in restaurants,” he said. “[Home Slice] was a good opportunity for me to get into something with a concept I believed in and owners who trusted me.”
The restaurant is owned by brothers Jeff and Matt McFarland. The brothers have a background in hotels, but this is their first restaurant.
“This is their only restaurant, but we definitely want to do other things with restaurants in the Chattanooga area,” Johnson said.
Currently, customers can carry out or dine in at the “rustic farmhouse-looking” dining area. Johnson said they plan to implement delivery soon.
Home Slice Pizza is open Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. The restaurant is closed Sundays.
For more information about Home Slice Pizza, click here.
Eric Wise is a contributing writer. He is currently attending UTC, where he is the assistant news editor for the school newspaper, The University Echo. He also serves as the alumni relations chairman for his fraternity.