A new pizzeria is coming to Belmont, NC

Nate Helton and Chad Hutcheson are co-owners of Stone Fired Social with Katy Hutcheson.

Nate Helton and Chad Hutcheson are co-owners of Stone Fired Social with Katy Hutcheson.

In the coming weeks, the City of Belmont will once again enjoy pizza at 106 N. Main St. Stone Fired Social is set to open in the space of the former Johnny B’s Pizza Pad, right next to sister restaurant The String Bean.

With 3,000 square feet of space, Stone Fired Social will provide seating for approximately 100 guests to enjoy its menu of pizzas, homemade pastas, sandwiches, garlic knots and more. It will also include an area with arcade games, a full bar and an ice cream counter offering 12 different flavors.

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Stone Fired Social Arcade. Stone Fire Social

The North Main Street building is owned by Chad and Katy Hutcheson and Nate Helton, co-owners of The String Bean, and was previously occupied by Johnny B’s – a beloved neighborhood pizzeria that closed in 2021.

“Belmont is a close-knit community. There are a lot of regulars at the String Bean, and they were like, “I wish there was still a pizza place there,” Helton said. “So we thought, why not do this? We own the building. We are in the restaurant business.

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The Stone Fired Social bar. Stone Fire Social

“So we went to New York and did some research – we even went to pizza school – tried all the different types of pizza and came up with our menu. It’s really an extension of what we already do.

Customers can choose from a standard selection of pizza toppings, or a more creative menu of pizzas like the Hulk Smash Pistachio (pesto, ricotta, mozzarella, pistachio and roasted garlic) or the Red Corvette Red (sauce, pepperoni, spicy salami , mozzarella, drizzle of hot honey).

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Stone Fired Social’s pizza oven. Stone Fire Social

Looking to spice things up? The Jerk Alert includes chili sauce, mozzarella, asiago, jerk chicken, roasted garlic, shredded carrots and a drizzle of sweet pepper. All pizzas can be made 12-inch, 16-inch, or Grandma’s style – a rectangular style of pizza that originated in Sicily and became famous on Long Island.

Stone Fired Social will be open for lunch and dinner six days a week and will be closed on Mondays.

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Stone Fired Social’s dining room. Stone Fire Social

Stone Fire Social

Location: 106 North Main Street Suite B, Belmont, NC

Neighbourhood: Belmont


Cuisine: Pizza, Italian

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