Has anyone ever told you size doesn’t matter? Well I’m here to tell you it does because no one wants a small pizza. Good thing that’s not a problem at Pizza Bros on Broad Street in Chattanooga.
Their pizzas are big, they are thin, and they are delicious.
History: Pizza Bros was founded right here in Chattanooga by (now) 25-year twin brothers Cal and Jackson Todd.
They have locations on both Northshore and Southside. Within the next year they expect to open another near Camp Jordan in East Ridge. The one on Cherokee Boulevard was the first - opening in 2018. The Broad Street edition debuted March 1.
First Impressions: So what should you expect when walking into a Pizza Bros? Well, you should expect fun industrial décor, smiling faces, community members grabbing a drink, and most importantly the sweet sweet smell of pizza. The location on the Southside used to be an old car shop and they have been able to keep a lot of the original architecture. The glass walls, including some unique cubed ones, are beautiful and the rustic bar really pulls the whole place together. And, it was cool to see all the beverages come out in local Chattanooga brewery glasses.
Food: I thought the breadsticks were the highlight of everything on the table and had the perfect blend of thin crust, cheese, garlic and oil. Let’s be honest, can anything ever be too cheesy? Now Pa caters to thick pizza bottoms. But he's old and grumpy. Pa had a salad and, although I was skeptical of the clumps of feta cheese, he was savoring it and the spinach and, especially, the toasted walnuts. The pizza was huge so bring friends because they only come big unless you want gluten free. We sampled the build your own and had sausage and pineapple. My Hawaiian heart was a little sad they had no ham, but the sausage had great flavor and paired well with the fruit.
Overall: Pizza Bros was a delicious experience and I love seeing young entrepreneurs building their enterprise in Chattanooga. The Todd brothers have brought a young hip business to the city while also preserving the history.