If you hear "pizza-in-a-cone" and think "That's what I've been missing," then I have good news for you: Kono Pizza is planning to come to Charlotte.
Kono bills itself as a brand new way to eat pizza, one that's both healthier and more convenient for hungry, time-starved diners. Here's what it looks like:
Here's the company's description of its product: "Served in a cone and filled with fresh, quality ingredients, with its dough and sauce imported straight from Italy, Kono Pizza offers consumers a healthier, on-the-go alternative to one of their favorite foods. Featuring a thinner crust and low-moisture cheese, Kono Pizza cones are only 250-280 calories each, compared to 450 calories in the average traditional pizza slice."
So far, there's only one Kono Pizza location open in the U.S., in New Jersey. The company has 130 locations, mostly in Europe.
In Charlotte, franchisees Carl and Gayle Adams have signed an agreement to bring three Kono locations to the area. Kono also plans to open in Raleigh.
"After decades of devouring countless slices of triangle or square-cut pizza, Charlotte consumers are about to experience a progressive new way to enjoy their favorite Italian dish," said Gayle Adams, in a statement. "We're excited to introduce Charlotte to a healthier and portable alternative to traditional pizza – the pizza cone."
Stay tuned for more information on the pizza cone's debut in Charlotte.