Brenz Pizza Co., located on the Cumberland Avenue strip, is giving college pizza nights a whole new meaning. The fast-casual restaurant features specialty and customizable pizzas created with fresh and local ingredients. Brenz, which opened this semester, has already become a hit with University of Tennessee students.
Sophomore Elizabeth Bowman enjoyed a classic pepperoni pizza.
“I was super excited to try this place and it is really nice to have something new and different on the strip,” Bowman said. “Not only does it taste great but it is also super affordable.”
The atmosphere is a blend of modern and rustic, which features an open kitchen and views into the large pizza dough refrigerator. Customers have the ability to not only see their pizza being created, but also get to see all of the fresh ingredients being prepared. The menu also features some slightly healthier choices such as salads, subs and wraps. Classic staples such as bread sticks and wings are also available.
“It’s nice to have something that is not part of a chain,” said sophomore Steven Hines. “I’m excited to bring friends here, I’m picky about my BBQ chicken pizza and Brenz gets it right.”
Brenz Pizza Co., located next to Chipotle on the Cumberland strip, caters to the college student with late hours. Open daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and open until midnight on Friday and Saturday. Delivery and carryout are offered along with the convenience of online ordering.
Edited by Jessica Carr