It started in a small tavern round the 39th and Main area. Probably been closed now for at least 50 years or so.
Back then there weren't any "pizza shops" and it was rare to even find anyone who knew how to make them. My uncle had a part time job at that bar and started perfecting a recipe. And it was all from scratch, the spice mixture, the crust, everything. Even ground and spiced his own meats.
What my uncle started, my dad continued. And starting probably about 30 + years ago, I mastered to a state of art.
I've made a few attempts over the years to try some of the restaraunt pizza's but myself, my family and many of our friends have been ruined for any "bought" pizza forever. It all taste like crap made by someone who simply does not have a clue how to properly create pizza, who have never experimented with spice blends or know how to make a crust by mixing flour, yeast, salt and other ingredients.
So all that to say the best pizza I have ever had comes from my own oven.
We bought a commecial building in the early 90's but never followed through with our plan to open a pizza restaraunt due to the start up expenses. But to this day, I get requests for my pizza all the time. And whenever friends or family come in from out of town, they always insist that I whip up a batch.
It really would be a tragedy if I ever had opened up my own shop seeing all those extablished chains shutdown and so many people lose their jobs.