March 29, 2016 By Michael Florio
A new pizzeria offering $1 slices opened its doors on Friday.
3 Bros 99 Cent Pizza, located at 25-03 30th Ave., plans to stand out by offering quality pizza at a cheaper price, co-owner Abdul Wahab said.
“There are a lot of pizza shops in Astoria, but they are expensive,” Wahab said. “We want to offer a cheaper option.”
While the pizzeria will offer regular cheese slices starting at $1, it will also have a wide variety of menu items. Additional pizza toppings, such as pepperoni, sausage, pineapple and turkey bacon can be added starting at 50 cents. Their special pizzas include meat lover’s, vegetable, barbeque chicken and buffalo chicken.
3 Bros will also serve chicken nuggets, burgers, fried chicken, hot wings, sandwiches, jumbo shrimp, fish sandwiches, wraps and breakfast items such as French toast, pancakes, bagels and omelets. It will also have a salad bar.
“Our menu will help us stand out from other pizza shops,” Wahab said. “People will come for the $1 pizza and then try the other items and keep coming back.”
The eatery is open from 9 a.m. to 1 a.m., seven days a week. It currently does not offer any seating, but may set up a table with three chairs if customers request seats.
This is the second shop Wahab and his two brothers have opened. They run one in Manhattan as well.
Wahab is familiar with the neighborhood as he opened Green Apple Delight, a frozen yogurt shop, just around the corner on Crescent Street in 2014.
He decided to open a second pizza shop after learning that Mount Sinai Queens (across the street at 25-10 30th Ave.) would be expanding.
“There is already a lot of foot traffic, but that will only add to it,” he said. “Plus, there will be a lot of people needing to buy breakfast or lunch.”
The three brothers are interested in opening a second eatery in Astoria, if this location is successful.
“We would like to open one on Broadway,” he said. “We see a similar need there like we did on 30th Ave.”