Azzip Pizza Michigan Road – Grand Opening


Azzip (AY-ZIP) Pizza has expanded from its hometown of Evansville to Indianapolis, IN and has opened their new location on Michigan Road. This is Azzip’s second Indianapolis-area location and eleventh overall.

“I am excited to be open in Indy!” says founder Brad Niemier.  “We’ve got some great grand opening events coming up for you to check out what we offer here at Azzip. I would love for Azzip to become your go-to pizza spot, whether that is after ball games, grabbing a quick lunch, or before your Costco trip. Look forward to seeing you at Azzip!”

Grand Opening Week:
Wednesday, January 10th – Free Cookies
Thursday, January 11th – $5 Lunch Combo from 11:00-3:00
Friday, January 12th – Family Night – 4 Pizzas, Drinks, and Cookies for $26
Saturday, January 13th – Free Kids Make Their Own Pizza Day from 11:00-2:00
Sunday, January 14th – Free Little General Yum Yum (Pizza Of The Month) with any pizza order

Check out for the full schedule of events.

Azzip won the award for Menu Innovation at Pizza Marketplace’s Top 100 Movers & Shakers ceremony in Las Vegas last year and will continue that innovation into 2024. The award recognizes Azzip Pizza’s commitment to pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in the pizza industry and creating unique and delicious flavor combinations that customers love. Sitting alongside the made-in-house dough, sauces, oven-roasted proteins, and many of the same ingredients Chef Blake used when he was the head chef at Evansville Country Club are Azzip’s Pizza Of The Month creations. Twelve unique pizzas are featured each year. This year will have 6 returning favorites like January’s pizza, the General Yum Yum (a General Tso’s chicken-inspired pizza) and their all-time best-selling Crab Rangoon Pizza (the March Crabness). The other 6 pizzas will be brand new soon-to-be-favorites like the Chicky-Chicky Parm-Parm (a chicken parmesan pizza) and a Texas-style beef brisket pizza.

The fast-casual pizza restaurant is known for creating personal and delicious pizzas on both their flaky, golden crust and their crispy, fluffy Detroit-style Square Zip.  Azzip allows customers to create something delicious from an array of flavorful sauces and freshly prepared toppings before baking right in front of them in under three minutes.  Customers with dietary needs and preferences also have options from low-carb cauliflower and gluten-free crusts to dairy-free cheese and plant-based sausage and pepperoni.  Warm chocolate chunk cookies complete the experience. 

Brad created and pitched the concept for Azzip in 2012 on the way to winning a business plan competition idea when he was a student at Purdue University.  After school, he returned to his hometown of Evansville and teamed up with long-time friend and professional chef Blake Kollker to open the first restaurant in 2014.  Since then, they have been awarded the “Best New Restaurant” by Evansville Living Magazine and Brad has been recognized as “Entrepreneur of the Year” by the Southwest Indiana Chamber for his innovative approach to serving pizza and the fast growth of his business. Nationally,  Azzip has been honored as a top 100 national fast-casual “Mover and Shaker” by Fast Casual magazine and the aforementioned #1 Menu Innovator by Pizza Marketplace.

Since opening the first location, Brad recruited his family to help grow Azzip (which is pizza spelled

backwards). Mom (Laura) keeps the books, older brother (Andy) partners as Co-CEO, and younger brother (Craig) is the Director of Finance.  “Adopted” family member Blake is  the chef behind the popular Pizza Of The Month program at Azzip.

Azzip Pizza Michigan Road is located at 9321 Michigan Road, Indianapolis, IN in College Park by the Pyramids. Azzip offers online ordering for curbside delivery as well as a dining room and patio seating.  For information about careers at Azzip or for other questions, call 812-909-4144, visit, or find them on Facebook.


Azzip Pizza was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in Evansville, Indiana.  The family-owned and operated business is committed to serving personal and delicious pizzas on a flaky, golden crust with an array of sauces and freshly prepared toppings.  Azzip is also dedicated to leading as a great employer and rewarding its valuable team.  Their current locations are in Evansville, Newburgh, Bloomington, Terre Haute, Lafayette, Indianapolis, IN, and Bowling Green and Owensboro KY.