Flying Crust Pizza & Wings is the newest place to dine in South Jersey but don't go thinking this is your traditional pizza shop. Flying Crust had their grand opening this month and the menu has your favorites along with some dishes that are fresh and new giving us a taste of southern flavor.
Business partners Elsie Concepcion and Garis Eddington took their time perfecting the menu and by judging by the Grand Opening it was a hit! "We expected a large turn out but it turned out to be massive!" Says Concepcion about their Grand Opening. Elsie told me all about Flying Crust's humble beginnings and how they have no plans on stopping here.
At the first glance of the menu you know your taste buds are in for a treat so I had to ask her about the southern flavor added to the corner pizza shop.
One of our biggest sellers is one of our southern dishes the Cat Fish or Shrimp Po Boys. It's a sandwich that comes from Louisiana. A Po Boy is a sandwich that's meant to be shared it's about 7 inches long on a french bread with lettuce, tomato, and remoulade sauce. It's made with either breaded cat fish or you can go with the shrimp. It's made to be overflowing and just an overall messy meal. I have to give 100% credit for the variety of food on the menu my partner Garis Eddington who's the creator of the menu. I came in on the tale end when we decided to go brick and mortar. The business started in 2014 as a food truck in Philadelphia and it was thus past year when we decided that it was time to open up something local and we decided that Pennsauken was going to be it's first home. I always thought why not keep it home? Pennsauken is a really tight community and they really showed out for us. The biggest complaint was the wait time and that's because we had such an overwhelming show out. We appreciate everyone being patient with us. The community has been waiting for this since May but we were pushed back but they showed out at the Grand Opening.
The Flying Crust even has it's own sauce. I tried, unsuccessfully to find out what's in it.
a secret, Ha! It's definitely a secret, it's meant to go as a side
sauce to our fish and shrimp platters but now people are asking for
it on the side for the other dishes. They're using it for their
fries, shrimp, it's all over the menu now!
People, if you're wondering just how diverse this menu is, there's General Tso Chicken on this menu
General Tso is on our pizza and it's one of our wing flavors. As far as wing flavors we have Garlic Parmesan, Cajun, even Chipotle! You're not going to get all of these flavors anywhere else. Usually it's just your mild, medium, and hot. We decided to have a large selection of flavors that crossed over to our Chicken Tenders as well.
I asked Elsie how she felt being a young female business owner in today's climate and her plans on giving back to the community.
It's amazing, aside from the tremendous support that I have from my business partner I also have two young children that I want them to see that I was able to do this. I want to build my kids up to know that they can have their own. Teaching and showing them that is a huge thing. It's also important to me that we actually give back to the community. When it came to we first touch bases with the local schools. We gave the kids first dibs on jobs. So we were able to employ some high school students from Pennsauken High and the Vocational schools so we're really happy to get them on board.
Even though they're just getting their feet planted in Pennsauken I asked about any ideas for expanding?
We're working on building a franchise and our next stop is Houston, Texas for September. We are targeting Camden,that's where I'm from and I definitely want to go back home with this. We're also looking at Atlanta, Georgia.
As far as possibly incorporating some local dishes from those states she thinks Flying Crust has found their niche and there's no plans on switching it up.
I think for right now we're sticking to what we got. Right now people are loving it, it's already different from anything we have around here. I think we have a winner!
Crust Pizza & Wings is located at Hours
Park Avenue Mon.- Sat. 11 AM - 9 PM
Pennsauken, NJ 08109 Sunday 12 PM - 9 PM
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