The restaurant at 2816 Washington Road will open in late April or early May, depending on progress for the construction project, partner Shailen Patel said.
Patel is renovating the 2,600-square-foot space, which can seat 65 customers.
San Ramon, Calif.-based Straw Hat Pizza surveyed the area and selected the location for the franchise, he said.
â€œThey found that this was one of the busiest Publix stores in Augusta. From here to the other side, thereâ€™s no sitting pizzeria restaurants. Thatâ€™s why they chose this location,â€ he said.