Nantucket-based Oath Craft Pizza is landing on the mainland at South Station later this summer, Boston Restaurant Talk reported via Donna Goodison of the Boston Herald. District manager Josh Huggard said Bostonians can expect to see more locations after that one.
Pending licensing approval at a hearing later this week, the South Station pizzeria will be located in a 150-square foot space next to Auntie Anne's in the terminal food court, Huggard said. The space was formerly an information kiosk.
Oath uses a unique type of oven which allows it to fit in this small space, Huggard explained. Their small, electric ovens create no smoke and require zero ventilation. The company's proprietary dough cooks in 86 seconds, he added.
Oath's pies are 11 inches, and half-pies are also available. In addition to the classics, the restaurant will offer specialty pizzas, like the Luau (with Maui barbecue pulled pork, pineapple, and crushed red pepper) and the Spicy Mother Clucker (with rosé pickled onions and Sriracha chicken). The company appeals to the millennial generation with the Selfie menu section of make-your-own pies, and the South Station stall will also offer salads and Oath's cookie pizza.
Oath opened on Nantucket this past May. The company's model held up during the busy summer with the Island audience, Huggard said. "We're looking to expand the model," he said. "We have aggressive plans for growth," though he added no other locations are solidified yet.
Elsewhere in the South Station food court, Pizzeria Regina has been serving slices and whole pies for years. That will not change with the arrival of the new shop, said Christina Chmura of East Coast Associates, which has represented the Boston brand for 22 years. "We welcome any new pizza places," she said.
Tavitas, a "badass Mexican restaurant" with an East L.A. bent, is "starting the countdown to opening day" in South Station, too. The 40-seat restaurant, co-owned by Stephen DeSousa of Tavern in the Square, has renovated the former Clarke's space and is poised for a mid-August debut, Boston Business Journal recently reported.
UPDATE: Tavitas tweeted that it will open in two weeks.