Fat Boy’s Pizza will soon bring its signature 30-inch pies to the North Shore.
The Metairie-based pizza spot announced plans to open a location this fall in Covington, at Interstate 12 and Highway 21, across from Target.
“We’ve heard the calls from the Northshore,” said owner Gabe Corchiani. “We’ve wanted to be over there for a while because of the intense demand. Not only is our New York-style, thin crust pizza delicious, but it’s a unique conversation piece with a reputation that precedes it. We can’t wait to feed St. Tammany Parish and beyond.”
The company says since March of 2020, it has delivered more than 1,000 pizzas to healthcare workers on the frontlines during the COVID-19 pandemic. Established in early 2019, Fat Boy’s Pizza has quickly become a well-known restaurant in the New Orleans area.
Last year, Fat Boy’s Pizza hosted the first Pizza Eating Championship featuring world champion competitive eater Joey Chestnut and other top eaters.
The Covington location will be the pizza joint’s third location. In May 2019, Corchiani announced his second location will open in August across from LSU’s Tiger Stadium on Nicolson Drive.
We dive into any community we serve 100 percent,” Corchiani said. “We support each other in good times and bad. That’s the Fat Boy’s mindset.”
In addition to its 30-inch pizzas, the restaurant is also known for its “two-foot pizza challenge.” During the challenge, competitors try to eat a two-foot slice in seven minutes or less.
Fat Boy’s Pizza is owned and operated by Corchiani, a former standout basketball player at the University of New Orleans. He was part of the first basketball team to make the NCAA Division I men’s tournament in 1987.
Corchiani says he’s planning more expansion announcements in the coming months.