Pieology Founder Bringing 70's-Themed New Haven Pizza Bar & Restaurant Concept Called Gettin' Sauced To San Diego

May 15, 2023

Restaurant industry veteran James Markham, who is the founder of national chains like MOD Pizza, Pieology, and Project Pie, is opening a new 70s-themed, New Haven pizza concept dubbed Gettin' Sauced in San Diego.

During his illustrious career, Carlsbad native James Markham has opened more restaurants than some people ever dine at during a lifetime. Markham is the founder of such nationally recognized restaurants as MOD Pizza & Pieology, among others. 

Markham also spearheaded the opening of The Windmill Food Hall, which opened in summer 2019 within Carlsbad’s historic 12,000 square-foot Windmill Building. Markham also founded Crackheads breakfast eatery at 430 Carlsbad Village Drive in Carlsbad, which was once named as one of 10 coolest recycled shipping container structures by The Travel Channel. A second location of Crackheads is expected to open this summer in the lot located at 502-510 South Coast Highway in San Diego's north county city of Oceanside.

James Markham and his wife Tisha have now signed on to lease part of the incoming South State three-unit retail plaza being developed off Oak Street in San Diego's North County city of Carlsbad. The restaurant being installed in the complex will be called Gettin' Sauced. Expect a vintage 1970's-themed ambiance with a menu of New Haven coal fired pizza, salads, and desserts, as well as a full bar with cocktails, beer, wine and more. 

Gettin' Sauced is expected to open by late 2023/early 2024 at 505 Oak Avenue in San Diego's North County community of Carlsbad.