Fuel Pizza Opens First Washington Location; Gives Away Free Food

Show up early, and you could win free pizza for a year.

The staff at Fuel Pizza at 16th and K. The restaurant officially opens tomorrow. Photograph by Erik Uecke

Time to cash in one of those sick days so you can line up early: Fuel Pizza at 16th and K streets, Northwest, is offering a year’s worth of free food to the first 50 customers in line when the doors open at noon Wednesday.

“We’re so excited to be in DC, and wanted to give something back,” says owner Jeremy Wladis, who’s behind eight other locations of the pizzeria in the Carolinas, as well as several restaurants in New York.

The lucky 50 probably won’t be able to survive solely on Fuel, but the deal is pretty generous. Each will receive a coupon book with one gratis item every week for 52 weeks, ranging from a combo meal to a whole pie, chicken wings, desserts, and more.

Even if you don’t make it there in time to win that deal, complimentary samples from Fuel’s menu will be handed out throughout the day. Check back here for our full Fuel report—complete with scrumptious pizza photos—coming soon.

Fuel Pizza. 1606 K St., NW; 202-659-3835; Monday through Wednesday 10 AM to 11 PM, Thursday through Saturday 10 AM to 3 AM, Sunday 10 AM to 10 PM.

Food Editor

Anna Spiegel covers the dining and drinking scene in her native DC. Prior to joining Washingtonian in 2010, she attended the French Culinary Institute and Columbia University’s MFA program in New York, and held various cooking and writing positions in NYC and in St. John, US Virgin Islands.