Bertucci's will officially welcome customers to its 35th Boston-area location with the opening of the Wayland Town Center restaurant at 14 Elissa Ave., on Nov. 26.
The Italian restaurant will celebrate the opening by lighting the "first fire" in its brick oven, according to a press release.
“Bertucci’s began in Boston over 30 years ago," said David Lloyd, CEO and president of Bertucci’s, in the press release. "After all these years, we are very excited to be part of the Wayland community and to help launch the new Wayland Town Center. We are looking forward to sharing our food and hospitality with the community."
Bertucci's is the second business to open at the Wayland Town Center site. It was preceded by Stop & Shop, which opened its doors 10 days ago on Nov. 16.Looking for updates on this and other business news in Wayland? Subscribe to our newsletter or follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
Bertucci's, a full-service Italian restaurant, was founded in 1981 in Somerville and has built its business around being a "pizza pioneer," according to a press release.
“Our brick oven pizzas and fresh hot rolls are waiting for everyone in town," said Mike Emery, general manager of the Wayland location. "We have gotten such a great reception from the people in Wayland."
On Sunday, Bertucci's hosted a special invite-only event for friends and family of the local employees. The benefits from that event will be donated to Cradles to Crayons, though a total amount raised had not yet been announced at deadline.
The Wayland Town Center Bertucci's will be open Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. 11 p.m.; and Sunday from 11 a.m.-10 p.m.