This morning, University House of Pizza in Fenway and the Papa John's and Domino's locations on Washington St. in Brighton had to answer to the Boston License Board for staying open later than their licenses allow. Earlier this month, the three Boston late-night pizza delivery restaurants were all cited by the Boston Police Department licensing unit for being open anywhere from thirty minutes to three hours after their scheduled closing times. Domino's indicated a new manager mistakenly thought his location was allowed to be open as late as other area franchises. The owners of Papa John's and University House of Pizza apologized, citing late night crowds enticing them to stay open past their license. All three will be meeting with community organizations in an effort to extend their licenses.
The three piemongers should hear on Thursday what penalties they will be facing. Meanwhile, the incidents speak to what hungry/sleepy Bostonians already know: more late-night options are needed.
· Hunger for Late-night Pizza Gets Three Pizza Places in Trouble [UH]
· All Coverage of Dominos Pizza on Eater [~EBOS~]
· All Coverage of Papa John's on Eater [~EBOS~]
[Photo: Papa John's, Yelp/Ghazi S.]