Peter Piper Pizza is headed back to Las Vegas, with new corporate ownership and a new commitment to grab that casual food and gaming dollar from local competitors like Dave & Buster's and John’s Incredible Pizza Co.
Set to debut two Vegas locations, the first will rise at a built from scratch, 9,686-square-foot site in the McCarran Marketplace retail center at the intersection of Eastern Avenue and Patrick Lane. The interior will feature a main dining area and a separate game room where kids and adults can play with tokens to win those popular streams of tickets that can be traded for prizes.
Peter Piper was last seen in the region after buying out identical concept Pistol Pete’s Pizza in 1995 and rebranding their Las Vegas branches. All have since shuttered. In 2014, Peter Piper was subsequently bought by CEC Entertainment Inc., which operates yet another almost identical concept, Chuck E. Cheese.
Over the last couple of years, Peter Piper has retooled its image, logo and menu, to expand from their basic pizza origins and adding an open kitchen and choices like their wings, salads, desserts and wine and beer. The Marketplace location is so confident of their new menu, guests will be able to call ahead and order food to be picked up at a proposed take-out window.
Currently hiring, construction is expected to begin shortly. A second location is already planned for the west side, at the Sahara Pavilion near the intersection of Sahara and Decatur. No timetable for completion of either site has been announced.