Friday, December 14, 2012

100 Year in Business and Finally a Franchise 500 Company

A franchise lasting 100 years alone is a huge accomplishment. A pizza company even more so and we aren't talking about Pizza Hut, Dominos, or Papa Johns here.

It only took 100 years or so, but the Rosati family has finally broken into the Franchise 500©. It's an honor that would probably please--and likely confuse--Saverio "Sam" Rosati, who began serving pizza at his Italian restaurant in Chicago near the turn of the 20th century. In 1964, his children took his old-world recipes and opened Rosati's, one of the first pizza joints to offer delivery, and a local legend was born.

The Rosati franchise is the oldest surviving pizza joint in the U.S. While the original owner isn't exactly around today, the family is still the biggest asset and marketing bonus that they have. Surely the residential treatment of the family is top notch.