New York City pizza chain Artichoke Basille’s Pizza will open its third New Jersey location in Jersey City on Feb. 18 at 12 p.m.
Artichoke Basille’s Pizza is located at 246 Bay St. in Jersey City and is the third of five franchised stores slated to debut across New Jersey as part of a 2018 deal with franchisees Premal and Leela Shanghvi.
The opening comes ahead of schedule from earlier expectations: In January, the brand announced the location would open in the spring.
The new location of Artichoke Basille’s will offer a deal for the first 100 customers that includes two pizza slices, a drink, and an Artichoke t-shirt for $25. One-fifth of all sales on Grand Opening day will be donated to the Jersey City Free Public Library.
“As longtime fans, Leela and I are thrilled to bring the larger-than-life slices and culture of Artichoke Basille’s Pizza that we fell in love with to diners in Jersey City,” said Premal Shanghvi. “We’re also proud to include the Jersey City Free Public Library in our Grand Opening celebration in support of the organization’s free educational and employment resources. The Grand Opening should be a fun-filled day and we’re excited for the opportunity to meet new guests and neighbors in the Jersey City community while supporting a worthy cause.”
Artichoke Basille’s Pizza was founded in 2008 by cousins Francis Garcia and Sal Basille. Their pizza has been recognized by The Rachael Ray Show, Fox & Friends, The Nick Cannon Show, late night TV shows, and two of their own Cooking Channel series, Pizza Masters and Pizza Cuz.
Artichoke Basille’s Pizza currently operates 16 locations nationwide in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Arizona and California.