Mozzeria in the Mission has a history of being a pioneer in the local and national food landscape.

When it opened in 2011, it was the city’s first-ever deaf-owned restaurant. At the time, it may have been the first of its kind in any major U.S. city, and it remains one of only a few in the entire country.

Now, the pizza outfit has plans to franchise, but to do so, it once again has to do something nobody else has done.