Cheezies Pizza adds a downtown location

A new Cheezie's Pizza just opened at 601 E. First St.

A new Cheezies Pizza just opened at 601 E. First St.

Downtown has a new to-go pizza place.

The second Wichita location of Cheezies Pizza, a chain based out of Oklahoma, opened two weeks ago at 601 E. First St., just down the street from Bite Me BBQ.

The first Wichita  Cheezies opened in early 2011 at 3804 W. Maple. The franchisee of both is Mike Ryno, who also owns Wichita’s  Tracy’s Automotive stores. In fact, the new Cheezies has an adjoining door to the Tracy’s at 525 E. First St. N.

So far, the restaurant has no permanent signage and is easy to miss if you’re not looking. Graffiti spray paint and some “now open” signs are the only identifiers.

Cheezies serves $4.99 large pepperoni or cheese pizzas and other one-topping larges for $5.99. It also offers a list of $8.99 large specialties such as deluxe, taco pizza or chicken bacon ranch, plus stromboli, sandwiches, breadsticks, calzones and chicken wings.

Ryno said he hopes to add a patio to the downtown Cheezies this summer, but for now, it’s to-go only. Hours are 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 3 to 9 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays; 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Fridays; 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturdays; and noon to 9 p.m. Sundays.

For more information on the new restaurant, call 316-267-2439.