Business and Operations
Drive-thru pizzeria with airline-themed entertainment experience opens in Henderson, Nevada
By Canadian Pizza
By Canadian Pizza
Henderson, Nev. – A well-known restaurateur and the creator of the CSI television franchise together have opened fast-casual pizzeria drive-thru with an interactive entertainment experience mimicking an airline flight has opened in Henderson, Nev.
Fly Pie was launched by B.A.R (Bar and Raised) owner Scott Godino Jr. and partner Anthony E. Zuiker, creator of the CSI Crime Scene Investigation TV franchise.
The idea is to marry high-quality cuisine with family-friendly immersive entertainment to give customers a safe, fast experience from “takeoff” (ordering) to “landing” (receiving their order) to enjoying their meal, the partners said in a news release. Customers are then treated to an immersive entertainment experience as they drive towards the pick-up window, featuring original characters, created by Zuiker, and brought to life by Tremblay Bros. Studios (Looney Tunes, Felix the Cat).
Characters like “Lil Churro Tot,” “Mr. Heat” and “Chomp” tell fun and inspiring stories as scents such as pizza, cinnamon and bacon (inspired by menu items) fill the air in the drive-thru tunnel.
The menu features artisan pizza, wings, loaded fries and made-to-order desserts such as fried Oreos and churros inspired by Godino’s Las Vegas restaurant, B.A.R (Born and Raised). Pizzas cook in less than three minutes.
Fly Pie’s staff are known as “flight personnel” and wear patches identifying their fields of service expertise and personality. An original “Art Wall” where local graffiti artists paint something new every three months as a way to bring the community together through positive events. Fly Pie has its own TikTok and Character Walls, complete with multiple backgrounds, where hungry patrons can take selfies with the Fly Pie characters.
Fly Pie also features carry-out and contactless delivery through its own app and plans to work with third-party delivery partners such as Uber Eats and GrubHub.