Lotsa Stone Fired Pizza, the restaurant taking over Jasmin Mediterranean Bistro's old location at the corner of North Columbia and Franklin streets, is looking to open in mid-to-late April.
Lotsa first opened on West Virginia University's campus in Morgantown in 2015. They currently have six locations around the country. Five are near college campuses, with the most recent opening at Michigan State University in East Lansing.
Anthony DiGangi, the chief operating officer of Lotsa’s parent company Colmont Restaurant Group LLC, said the restaurant has had a lot of success in these college towns, and they’re very excited for the Chapel Hill location.
“The response has been great," DiGangi said. "I think the quality of the product, the hours we’re open and the economics that go into it work well for college students because we’re open an hour after the bars close."
Lotsa plans to be open until 3 a.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights and until 11 p.m. during the rest of the week.