Big Bang Pizza
Big Bang Pizza in North Atlanta is not your typical pizza restaurant. Expect a cool and fun experience where you and your kids interact with robots. Robot Pepper greets you at the door, and Amy and Lola wheel out your order on trays. Since robots haven’t taken over yet, you will still spot some humans, including the owners, the waiter when you order at the counter or the cook.
What’s on the menu: You can order a whole pizza or a slice. I got a slice of supreme – pepperoni, sausage, meatball, mushroom, onions, green peppers, black and green olives – and my husband ordered a slice of veggie. Sub sandwiches, calzones and build-your-own pasta bowls are also options. Appetizers include hot wings, melted mozzarella knots, mozzarella sticks and garlic bread knots. Grab a Jones Soda, made with cane sugar and known for its traditional and unique flavors.
Why parents will like it: Most of the options are under $10, and kids’ menu pricing is $6.25. The environment is fun and family-friendly. It’s a relaxing, easygoing experience where the highlight is watching and interacting with the robots. Big Bang Pizza hosts birthday parties, and we saw two parties happening while there. The robot brought the cake out to the party, and they played “Happy Birthday” over the sound system.
Why kids will like it: The kids’ menu consists of chicken fingers with fries, pepperoni pizza, cheese pizza and spaghetti. You can ask Pepper, the robot that greets you at the door, to tell you a story, answer your questions or do something fun. If you choose to ask it to take a selfie with you, it strikes a pose. It also dances to the music you choose. Both of my children loved interacting with and watching the robots.
– Laura Powell
Big Bang Pizza
3043 Buford Hwy., Atlanta
Mon.-Sat. 11 a.m.-midnight; Sun. noon-midnight