Conversation with Dave Dombrowski, Pizza Mia, New Lenox, IL

Dave Dombrowski, owner Pizza Mia, New Lenox, IL

Pizza Mia New Lenox, Illinois With four company-owned and franchised locations, the carryout and delivery pizza company celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. Owner Dave Dombrowski bought the existing pizzeria when he was just 20 years old. He serves thin-crust and thick-crust pizza along with broasted chicken. Dave dishes on Pizza Mia’s franchising & 25thMore »

Man on the Street: Multiplication Fables

Scott Wiener Owner & Operator Scott’s Pizza Tours, NYC

Expand your business without losing your cool “Papa” John Schnatter once referred to his 4,700-unit chain as the country’s largest independent pizza company. It’s hard to think of an entity that’s publicly traded and advertises during the Super Bowl as independent, but Schnatter clearly sees value in avoiding perception as a generic corporation. Big chainsMore »

Conversation with Michelle Mongelli, Roostica, Key West, FL

Michelle and Robert Mongelli

Roostica Wood-Fire Pizzeria Key West, Florida Veteran restaurateurs Michelle and Robert Mongelli opened Roostica in 2012. The Neapolitan-style pizzeria caters to locals in Key West, Florida. Michelle lets us in on the pizzeria’s concept, pizza style and customer base My husband, Robert Mongelli, and I own and operate two busy local seafood restaurants and ourMore »