It’s been a long wait for Delicia’s, the beloved local deli in downtown Washington.
Since its closure in 2017, the pizzeria has been on the market for nearly $1 million.
Now, the chain is open for business again, and the new owners are bringing back the food that has long been part of the Deli menu.
The new owners, who will be known as the “Deli-Bacon Pizzeria,” will bring back a number of dishes including Delicacies Deli’s Classic Italian, Delicacy Deli Italian, and Delicative Italian, a meat-centric pizza.
The deli will be the first in the country to make the deli slices into a pizza and deliver it to customers in person.
And, as you might expect, the delicacies deli pizza will be topped with bacon.
But, this is not the first time that Delicacious deli has tackled the meat issue.
The deli’s first attempt was in the late 1800s, when it tried to make meatballs into a deli sandwich, but they were too tough to crack open and sold out.
The original Delicatives Deli opened in 1913, according to the restaurant’s website.
It opened with a limited menu of pastrami and ham sandwiches, along with a side of pastas, salads, and more.
The franchise was also known for serving the first ever grilled cheese sandwich, which was made of the same ingredients as the sandwich at the delis original location.
It is now closed and will no longer be serving that sandwich.
In an interview with ABC News, the new Deliciaries owner said he’s working on expanding the deliquys deli into a full-service restaurant.
“The idea is that we will be bringing in more food items and hopefully catering to a wider audience,” said owner Matt Ziegler.
“It’s going to be a really fun restaurant.”
While the new owner has not divulged any details on the delish new menu, he did say that he’s open to new ideas.
“It’s definitely something we’re looking into,” Zieglers said.
“We’re open to anything and everything.”
You can follow the story of how the pizza was made on Deli Bacon Pizza’s Facebook page and Instagram page.
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