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Riko’s Pizza opens 1st Massachusetts location in Dartmouth

Riko’s Pizza opens 1st Massachusetts location in Dartmouth
Riko’s Pizza opens 1st Massachusetts location in Dartmouth


Riko’s Pizza, a pizza franchise known for its super-thin crust tavern-style pies, has opened its first Massachusetts location in the coastal town of Dartmouth, according to a press release.

The pizzeria marks the company’s 10th location overall and sixth franchised location. Situated just minutes from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (UMass), the restaurant boasts a 7,600-square-foot space designed with Riko’s signature rustic-urban décor while incorporating local touches. It can comfortably seat up to 235 guests.

Key features of the new location include a 50-foot bar with 45 stools and 10 beers on tap, 22 large TVs, and the complete Riko’s Pizza menu. This includes their famous tavern-style pizzas, oven-roasted wings, made-to-order salads, desserts and a growing list of appetizers. Additionally, the restaurant offers more than 25 wines and specialty cocktails, catering to large groups, kids’ parties, fundraisers and live music events. A dedicated takeout area ensures a smooth experience for pick-up and delivery orders, and ample parking with over 100 spaces is available.

The Dartmouth location is operated by a new franchisee group led by William Medina, a seasoned restaurateur with over 20 years of experience.

“I am so excited to introduce Riko’s Pizza — the King of tavern-style pies — to the Dartmouth community,” Medina said in the press release. “I want to thank Riko’s management team for their leadership and support, which has been critical in opening this incredible location in just seven short months. I also want to thank the City of Dartmouth for welcoming us with open arms; this is truly a wonderful place to live and do business. I know that when the people of Dartmouth and the students of UMass experience our tavern-style pizza, they will instantly be hooked, just as I was. Whether you are looking for a new place to gather with family or friends, watch the game, host an event, or simply pick up a reliable, high-quality pie, look no further than Riko’s Pizza of Dartmouth!”

Riko’s Pizza has additional franchised locations planned across existing markets and new regions like North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Vermont. They anticipate having over 15 locations operational on the East Coast by the end of 2025.

“On behalf of everyone at Riko’s, I want to congratulate William and his team on their location’s opening and send my gratitude to the entire Dartmouth community. With Riko’s now in your neighborhood, you are free from those sub-par pizza options you have been forced to accept,” Rico Imbrogno, co-founder and CEO of Riko’s Pizza, said in the press release. “This is a huge day for Riko’s. Not only have we opened another new restaurant and expanded to our fourth state, but we have officially entered double digits with our total unit count. What started as a small family business has quickly become one of the fastest-growing pizza franchise concepts in America. Reaching our 10th location is an exciting milestone for Riko’s, but it is only the start of our growth story. We are thrilled to enter Massachusetts with this Dartmouth location — right around the corner from UMass — and look forward to growing in the market for years to come!”

The grand opening celebration on May 7th included remarks from local dignitaries Shawn McDonald, chair of the Dartmouth Select Board, and Mike O’Sullivan, CEO of the One Southcoast Chamber of Commerce.

Written by bourbiza mohamed

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