Pizza factory opening location in Ocean Shores


QSR magazine broke the news first that the national restaurant chain, Pizza Factory, is planning to open a store in Ocean Shores.

The chain confirms this on its website that the planning is in progress.

This location would add nine other Washington cities with locations, and the first in the state‘s Southwest.

The new location is at 131 E Chance a La Mer, the former location of Alec’s by the Sea.

According to the publication in QSR Magazine, The Ocean Shores franchise is owned and operated by CDH Restaurants LLC, co-founded by Margaret Dawson and Stuart Corcoran.

Both local owners are full-time residents of Grays Harbor with properties in Ocean Shores and Ocean City. Corcoran grew up in Pacific County while Dawson had spent over 50 years traveling to Ocean Shores. They each spent 30 years in the high-tech industry and previously had experience in restaurant management.

“The Ocean Shores community has always held a special place in ours hearts, and it was important that we invest in the community and provide an amazing dining experience for the people here,” says Margaret Dawson. “We chose Pizza Factory because of their commitment to small town businesses and community initiatives, combined with their focus on great food, quality fresh ingredients, home delivery and technology, like their mobile app.”

In addition to the pizza menu, planned facilities for the waterfront location will reportedly include a lunch buffet and salad bar, as well as a Pour My Beer self-service beer counter, which will offer local microbrews and national beers, as well as Washington wines and ciders.

“Pizza Factory prides itself on our community-focused culture, and we’re pleased that new franchisees like Margaret and Stuart reflect our brand values,” said Mary Jane Riva, CEO of Pizza Factory. “The further expansion of our brand, especially in one of our growth markets, is always exciting. I believe given the duo’s experience in startups and restaurant operations, they will continue to nurture relationships with the community that will make our brand a well-known staple and local gathering place for many.”

Pizza Factory has over 120 restaurants nationwide.

“Like the Pizza Factory’s motto, we really want this to be ‘awesome’ for Ocean Shores and the surrounding communities,” Margaret Dawson points out.

The Ocean Shores Pizza Factory is slated to open in May 2022.


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