Listen to Jess and Dawn Bingaman, and Lynette Swanson of Perry’s Pizza, Huntington Beach, California, on The Hot Slice Podcast
This week on The Hot Slice Podcast, we’re exploring the story of a 50th anniversary and a love story and growth and change at Perry’s Pizza in Huntington Beach, California. We chat with owners Jess and Dawn Bingaman, and Lynette Swanson.
Perry’s Pizza started long before Jess and Dawn came in the picture. The original Perry’s opened in 1973. Jess was a manager at Perry’s in the 80s where he met and married Dawn, who was a frequent customer. In 1996, the owner was ready to sell and Jess and Dawn were ready to take on the adventure. It’s been a wild and amazing ride ever since. Listen to where they have taken the business.
On November 4, Perry’s Pizza celebrated its 50th anniversary with an event that included giveaways and fun. Momentum built after the anniversary celebration as local media including the Los Angeles Times shared their story.
Perry’s Pizza has grown and evolved in its five decades. The Bingamans moved the location from Newport Beach to Huntington Beach gaining more square-footage and to their surprise a huge influx in customers that they had to figure out how to manage the increased volume.
They recently expanded into the space next door to help give them even more space as the business went from counter service to sit-down casual dining.
Don’t miss the end when they share advice for other operators from their decades in the business.
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