New Restaurant Opens In Downtown Harrisonburg

HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) -- A new business is opening in downtown Harrisonburg.

Benny Sorrentino's is a pizzeria, known for their ginormous pizza slices.

In fact, the front door of the restaurant was made several inches bigger, to accommodate the pizza boxes that are more than 28 inches long; however, the size of the pizza isn't the only impact on this business.

Benny Sorrentino's started in Blacksburg, and added a location in Roanoke. Now, they are in five different college towns throughout Virginia.

Jon Durham, the manager of the Harrisonburg location, said they were looking for a college town, with a lot of foot traffic.

"Our goal is to keep growing, moving down 81 as we grow and then continue expanding to head down 64," said Durham, "After the bars shut down, we are still here serving pizzas."

In fact, over one third of their sales are made after dinner hours.

Jack Brown's in Downtown Harrisonburg is another local staple that branched out. In fact, the Roanoke location is less than a half mile away from Benny Sorrentino's.

In Harrisonburg, they are the same distance from each other. Like Benny Sorrentino's, Jack Brown's plans to expand in other college towns.

Aaron Ludwig, the owner of Jack Brown's said, "There is just a lot more traffic, a lot bigger demographic to be going after that serves our brand well."

With the construction now coming to a close, owners of Benny Sorrentino's said they are excited to see how fun this town can be.


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