Thompson Hospitality Group, which is behind restaurants like Matchbox (Bethesda, Rockville, and Silver Spring locations in MoCo), Willie T’s Seafood Shack (coming soon to MoCo), Austin Grill and American Tap Room (both previously in MoCo), and more, has finalized an agreement this week to acquire all four area Wiseguy locations (Chinatown, Navy Yard, Rosslyn, and Pentagon City), according to Eater DC.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Wiseguy Pizza to the Thompson Hospitality Group family! We’ve partnered with @wiseguypizza and founder Nuri Erol. The Wiseguy Pizza brand is an exceptional compliment to our ever-growing restaurant portfolio. We’re excited to grow and evolve this brand with Nuri while staying true to the magic that made Wiseguy Pizza what it is today.” Thompson Hospitality Group posted on social media over the weekend.
According to the Eater DC report, previous owner Nuri Erik will still play a role in decisions involving new locations and changes to the menu for the restaurant that many pizza fans argue is the closest thing to a true New York-style pizzeria in D.C.
While plans for a Montgomery County location aren’t imminent, becoming a part of a restaurant group that has experience operating in the county clears the way for a potential Wiseguy Pizza location in MoCo in the future.
Featured photo courtesy of Wiseguy Pizza