Ian’s Over Pizza moved out of its old space to make room for the chain restaurant, Taco Mac. Its new location, at 5886 Wendy Bagwell Pkwy Suite 215, sits within arm’s length of Suite 101, where it used to be in Hiram.
While the new unit is more of a downsize, Owner Yo Hwan Kim told What Now Atlanta he doesn’t feel like this is a downgrade. In fact, it’s afforded him the opportunity to invest in a double-deck oven and two walk-in coolers, which will vastly improve productivity. The smaller dining area won’t be an issue moving forward, as greater emphasis is being placed on delivery in order to adapt to the impact of the novel coronavirus.
Kim is also happy to stay in the area, which has been good to him since he took over Ian’s Oven Pizza in 2012, making pizza that is “not strictly speaking, but close” to New York-style. He’s calling it a “custom pizzeria” with your choice of lightly done, well done, thin skin, and thick skin. As of right now, Kim says they’re not offering any Gluten-free options.
Kim said that this is a chance for him to reinvigorate Ian’s Oven Pizza’s somewhat New York pizza brand — including an all-new paint job and a greater emphasis being on the kitchen in general. This new space should be open to the public in November, as long as set-backs cease. Kim is still waiting on one of his walk-in coolers. An opening timeline for the new Taco Mac — which was announced in August — has not yet been announced.