Outfielder’s Pizza Buffet open seven days a week

Published 7:00 am Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Outfielder’s Pizza Buffet has been open for about a month, and the owners report business is good.

Suzanne Fox and her daughter Madison Wadell invested in the business recently and put two months worth of work into renovating the building before officially opening in mid November.

Fox is a former teacher at Union Baptist Academy, and decided to open an all day pizza buffet in Picayune with a baseball theme because she saw a need.

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On every wall is baseball decor that Wadell painted herself, or the two purchased. One of the walls features all four local baseball teams and on the other side of the dining hall pennants are magnetically attached to represent each team’s standing during the season.

Customers can watch the latest games while enjoying their meal as well. Fox said one of the many televisions in the business will show nothing but baseball, another will be tuned to local programming and the rest will be dedicated to showing trivia for adults and children. The first few trivia presentations were created by Wadell, with several more being created by her sister in the near future. Trivia was incorporated on the televisions as a way for families to spend time together while they have their meal, Fox said.

“So everyone’s not staring at their cellphone ignoring each other,” Fox said.

Even though the business offers an all day pizza buffet complete with salad bar, customers can place to go orders. Delivery is not available. All of the pizzas made at Outfielder’s are prepared when needed on the bar, as opposed to being made early in the morning and stored in a cooler for three hours, Fox said. Vegetables for the pizzas and salad bar are cut fresh daily. Her brother John Perez prepares and cooks the pizzas daily.

Desserts are also offered on the buffet every 30 minutes, including an apple caramel pizza, cinnamon sticks, chocolate chip pizza and a smores pizza. From time to time Fox or one of the other staff will walk the dining room to ask customers if they would like to see a particular pizza on the buffet. Patrons can also request their favorite toppings.

For customers looking to cut down on their carbohydrate intake, Outfielder’s offers a casserole. Fox described it as pizza without the dough, and said it contain traditional pizza toppings. The casserole comes with two choices of meat, five choices of vegetables and cheese. Calzones are also offered at Outfielder’s.

Since the business officially opened, customer response has been good, Fox said.

“I had no idea it would be that big of a hit,” Fox said.

Outfielder’s Pizza Buffet is located at 1824 Highway 11 and is open Sunday and Monday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. To go orders can be placed by calling 769-926-2707.