History Of The Original Italian Pie

SLIDELL, LA | Monday, January 02, 2006

The Original Italian Pie was founded in 1992 by Musa Ulusan and his wife Fatima when they opened their first restaurant located on Bienville Street in New Orleans, La. Italian Pie quickly won over the hearts and mouths of those seeking flavor combinations above and beyond sausage and pepperoni. By 1993, Musa had three New Orleans restaurants, each offering a delicious menu of gourmet pizzas, salads, sandwiches and calzones. In 1996, Serdar Tiglioglu joined the Ulusans as partner and controller, bringing with him a wealth of experience as the previous controller for the 107-store Pizza Outlet chain headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pa.

Together, they continued to build the company and open more restaurants, eventually capturing the attention of restaurateur Tom Cangemi in 1997. As CEO and new partner, Cangemi relied on his expertise and previous CEO experience with both Ruth’s Chris’ Steakhouse and airport restaurant giant Dobbs House to take the Italian Pie experience to the next level a first-class franchise operation.

With Cangemi at the helm, The Original Italian Pie grew to 12 locations in the New Orleans market by the end of 2001. This year, franchise restaurants have begun expanding beyond New Orleans into markets across the southeastern United States, with nearly 30 restaurants already slated to be in operation by the end of 2003. If you are interested in joining The Original Italian Pie family of restaurants,contact us.

The Original Italian Pie 1923 Corporate Square Blvd.Suite C and D Slidell, LA70458 Phone: 985-643-1113 Fax: 985-643-6330

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