New York city is bracing for its first pizza ovens in the city since a 2013 deal to build a dozen in the borough of Queens.
But the first ovens won’t open until the fall of 2018, when the city will likely have enough space for the first batch.
The first batch of 1,000 ovens, which will include six to eight ovens each, will open by mid-October.
It will cost $1,200 per oven, with a $1 monthly fee for customers with an existing dishwasher.
The first oven will be on Main Street, a block south of Times Square, according to the New York Post.
A spokeswoman for the New Jersey-based company, which has two factories in the U.S., said they will be located in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York.
The first batch will be rolled out to other parts of the country, she said.
The city’s Department of Consumer Affairs said it will be monitoring the situation closely.
“We’re always open to feedback,” the agency said in a statement.
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, who signed a $10 billion deal to create a citywide network of ovens with a goal of opening 50,000 in the next four years, said that his goal is to see the city’s population grow by 25% to 30%.
The ovens will be built by New York-based New York Pizza Works.
The company says it will start with three to five ovens and will eventually build larger batches.
New York has about 200,000 restaurants.
The New York Daily News said that the first batches will be in New England and the Northeast.
The paper said the city has “no plans to open its first oven in Brooklyn, which would require thousands of new restaurants to open.”
The city has opened an online store for pizza oven orders, the New Yorker said.
Customers can also visit the website for a list of restaurants, or for information about how to get a pizza oven.
The New York pizzeria chain has operated in New Yorkers neighborhoods for decades, but this will be the first time that a large number of restaurants will be able to serve customers, the paper said.