Viking Pizza Company is a family-owned and family-friendly restaurant about to open in Spring Hill.

A soft opening date is set for Sept. 19 and a grand opening is set for Oct. 7 at 3525 Kedron Road.

They will feature wood-fired cooked pizza and specialize in locally brewed beer.

At least 80 percent of the menu will be cooked or finished in the wood-fired oven, the pizzas will be hand tossed and made from scratch, including the dough.

The owners, Brandon and Kelly Jones, wanted to “introduce Spring Hill and the surrounding areas to a new kind of pizza experience.”

The Jones’ have trained with World Pizza Champion Leo Spizzirri at his test kitchen in Chicago. He will be at their grand opening.

“We are making pizzas as well as sandwhiches and other dishes that can be finished in the oven,” Kelly said. “And we will have salads, also, and a wide variety of desserts.”

“Most of all we are trying to keep it family friendly, one of the challenges is that we are taking over the old location of The Office, which was a bar, so we really want to get the word out that this is no longer a bar, we are a family ourselves with five children and focus on making everyone happy and entertained when they are eating.”