Mike Bausch started Andolini’s with his brother Jim at the age of 22 after graduating from college, and within a year they had to expand to double their capacity to meet demand of the Tulsa metro area. They now have seven units and one food truck, and more than 250 employees. Mike has traveled to Italy in search of knowledge, ingredients and how to perfect his recipes and menu. He’s won international pizza competitions and has been named best pizza in Tulsa pretty much every year since they opened. Mike has made some expensive mistakes along the way, but his experience, successes and passion for pizza and his Italian roots has guided his business model and rapid growth.
Andolini’s specializes in high-end ingredients, specialty beers and a welcoming atmosphere, while catering to budget conscious families. Mike’s commitment to an exceptionally high-quality process and ingredients delivers a unique dining experience based on exceptional service, a great atmosphere and above all else great food.
Making all of their menu items from scratch was never a gimmick; it was a conscious decision that if they were going to prosper, it would be by putting the customer first. That’s why they have always had the policy, if a customer isn’t happy with their food for any reason, if they are anything short of impressed, they shouldn’t have to pay for the meal. It’s with that mindset that Andolini’s continues to succeed and flourish in the super competitive pizzeria and restaurant industry.
Their family values and high standards helps them attract quality employees with the same mindset — creating a working environment built on professionalism, collaboration and teamwork. It is imperative that they fulfill this commitment to their customers and coworkers. Hospitality, teamwork and expertise are required fundamentals that they practice every day at Andolini’s. The interlacing of these essentials creates a strong fabric of success for their entire team and a stellar experience for their loyal guests.
I like to think that attending Pizza Expo will be one of, if not the best, investments of time and money that you’ll make. The bottom line is there’s always something new at Pizza Expo that can improve your restaurant. As always, our commitment to you, our partners, is to produce the biggest and best show ever!
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