Randazzo’s Pizza is a family-owned pizzeria that offers fast-casual dining in a friendly atmosphere. People come for great food but leave with a sense of connection and camaraderie. It is convenient and quick for families on the go, but also inviting and comfortable for those who wish to dine in and enjoy the many varieties of food and beer. Some regular customers are in so often that they manage to stake claim to their own booth on every visit. No matter what brings them through the door, it is the friendly staff and personal attention that keeps them coming back.
It is New York-style pizza that has been a family recipe for 35 years. A consistent product and quality ingredients set us apart from the competition. Our competition offers sales, discounts and specials that are so aggressive it compromises the quality of the ingredients they offer and an inconsistent finished product. At Randazzo’s, we believe “you get what you pay for” and offer quality products all the time — no gimmicks or quick tricks to get customers in the door. The food and service will always be top notch.
We provide great food and excellent service consistently. I have made it a priority to be at the shop most of the time in order to ensure that consistency. Our employees are taught the values that we hold dear from the very beginning. Whether a 16-year-old working their first job or a veteran employee who has been with us for years, they are expected to know and portray those values. The faces you see when you walk through the door represent us and we consider them an extension of our own family. Most of the employees that have moved on to other careers still remain loyal customers and will come back often. I believe that is proof that they had a good experience and felt valued as a member of the Randazzo’s family.
It seems as though the future of mom and pop pizzerias is on the brink of extinction. I believe with rising costs of payroll, difficulty finding employees with a desire to work in the industry and commodity costs continually rising our hands are being pushed to create innovative ways to survive. Those who are willing to change with the times will be able to overcome these challenges. With the help technology, automation equipment and food distributors who provide labor-reduced foods such as pre-cut vegetables and pre-sliced cold-cuts we can transition to new and improved mom and pop operations if willing to let go of the old-school mentality. For me, it’s hard to believe that there are places in this day and age that are still cutting their own mozzarella — when there are options that offer the same quality and consistency without the labor costs.