Fuel Pizza has signed a lease near Howard University, according to the broker who represents the pizzeria.

Fuel will occupy about 2,300 square feet at 2301 Georgia Ave. NW, next door to a new Potbelly’s location. It will be the third Fuel spot, following its other D.C. restaurants at 1606 K St. NW and 600 F St. NW.

Fuel entered the local market in January. The company, based in Charlotte, N.C., has a gas station theme to its pizza restaurants, and serves up wings, sandwiches and pizzas with festive flavors like bacon and bleu cheese or barbecue chicken.

The new restaurant will likely open next spring, according to broker Jeff Edelstein of Roadside Development. more info…