Sam and Chuck Owen opened the first Gionino's Pizzeria in Tallmadge, Ohio, more than 20 years ago. Though small, the eatery proved to be a fierce competitor in the restaurant world due to its pizza dough, which was made fresh every day, its high-quality cheeses?including fresh mozzarella and aged provolone?and its housemade pizza and wing sauces. The pizzeria now spans 40 locations across northeast Ohio.
At Demico's Pizzeria, chefs assemble fresh ingredients into an extensive menu of classic Italian dishes. Gourmet toppings such as roasted barbeque chicken, ricotta cheese, or fresh Roma tomatoes speckle thin and New-York-style pizza crusts, and thickly sliced Italian breads enfold meats and vegetables in panini. Bright red walls beam down onto the dining room’s checkered floors and tabletops, and delivery services bring freshly made feasts directly to a customer's home, business, or spot in the tilt-a-whirl line.
Founded in the 1950s as a single carry-out shop, Your Pizza Shop quickly expanded into a multi-state franchise, with locations popping up like pepperoni toppings all over Ohio and Florida. Today, stores range from carryout-and-delivery joints to full-service restaurants with buffets, booze, and sports entertainment. After noshing on a piece of pressure-fried chicken, guests can two-hand a hot sub, or scrawl a love letter to their stromboli in marinara sauce.