The restaurant opens this Friday, November 30, and is The Loop’s ninth Jacksonville location. It will introduce a new design that will serve as the prototype for future Loop locations.
The new Loop features work by local artists, paying homage to the restaurant’s history and to its signature items such as cheesy, juicy hamburgers, fresh salads, tossed pizza pies and hand-dipped milkshakes.
“A funky, burger brasserie is how I would describe the feel of the place,” said co-founder and designer Terry Schneider. “It’s hip and comfortable;
The Warehouse-style space includes overhead iron beams, large windows, and a 50-foot mural by local artist Steve Williams,
comfy booths and sparkling industrial lighting.
Components of the new design will be incorporated into all existing locations. The new prototype will also be used to showcase the concept to franchisees.
While The Loop fans will notice the new changes, they can rest assured that the menu has not changed – their favorite tried-and-true dishes remain the same.
"At The Loop, food is always the star, but we want to incorporate a bit of the community in each Loop,” said co-founder and owner Mike Schneider. “We want people to feel very comfortable as they enjoy their favorite meal.”
Mother/daughter Terry Schneider and Hillary Tuttle, also co-owners, teamed up with Rebecca Davisson from Designmind LLC to create the new design elements for The Loop. In addition to Williams’ mural, local artist and University of North Florida graduate Matt Stidham completed food etchings of signature menu items. Kyle Cannon also worked with Williams to incorporate Stidham’s etchings into the artwork.
The Loop is less than two miles away from the University of North Florida and will be accepting the students’ Osprey Card for dining.
The Loop is located in the St. Johns Town Center at 4413 Town Center Parkway, next to Total Wine.
Size: 4,000 square feet
Hours of operation: Open daily 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Phone number: 904-527-8900
For more information, visit The Loop Pizza Grill at www.looppizzagrill.com.
About The Loop (http://www.looppizzagrill.com/)
The Loop Pizza Grill is a neighborhood fast-casual restaurant that offers the quality and atmosphere of a full-service dining establishment. As a pioneer of the fast-casual segment for over 30 years, The Loop Pizza Grill was one of the first restaurants to offer a variety of made-to-order fresh foods in an upscale environment. The Loop serves a variety of signature pizzas, burgers, salads, sandwiches and hand-dipped milkshakes. Based in Jacksonville, Fla., The Loop Pizza Grill was founded by Mike and Terry Schneider in 1981 as a 60-seat restaurant. Today there are 13 locations in two states. For more information, visit http://www.looppizzagrill.com/