Nancy's Chicago Pizza Buckhead Grand Opening
Nancy's Chicago Pizza Buckhead held their grand opening event this past Friday. Prestigious members of the press, such as yours truly, were invited to the affair. What an amazing addition to the community. Its providing jobs and enhancing lives through our favorite food.
The store is breathtaking. With tufted red seats, hightop tables and a full bar they are ready for business. The family bringing this franchise back to Buckhead also owns the successful Johns Creek location.
When the owners spoke about the business, one thing was evident. They don't have employees. Everyone there is family. The pizza was great and we got to meet other local Atlanta media outlets. Congratulations to Nancy's Chicago Pizza Buckhead! We are all looking forward to many years with you around the metro area.
Find your closest Nancy's Chicago Pizza Buckhead at www.nancyspizza.com
About the brand:
It's ALL IN THE STUFFING: The history of Nancy’s Pizza dates back to 1971 when Italian immigrants, Nancy and Rocco Palese, opened their first pizza parlor, Guy’s Pizza, in Chicago. They were known for their thin crust pizza, but as business fluctuated, the Paleses began experimenting. Rather than imitate, Rocco modeled his new pizza creation after a family recipe for ‘scarciedda,’ an Easter specialty cake made by his mother. The end result was the first stuffed pizza in America, which is now a staple in the pizza industry. The invention and success of the stuffed pizza led to the opening of Rocco’s new restaurant in 1974, Nancy’s Pizza in Harwood Heights, IL. This was the first of many Nancy’s Pizza locations.
THE DOUGH KEPT RISING: What began as a family owned sit-down pizzeria, expanded locally through franchising, receiving multiple accolades, including “Best Chicago Pizza” from many local media outlets. In 1990, Dave Howey of Chicago Franchise Systems, Inc., purchased the rights to Nancy’s Pizza after having been a licensee of the brand since 1976. Nancy’s has expanded beyond Chicago to Atlanta and California with multiple new locations on the horizon.
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