Tallmadge -- The Georgio's Oven Fresh Pizza Co. franchise opened a location at 18 Tallmadge Circle at the end of 2013, bringing the official pizza of the Cleveland Cavaliers to town.
Georgio's is known for its Fresh-N-Ready pizza, which is a ready-to-order large cheese or pepperoni pizza for $4.99. The restaurant specializes in pizzas, wings, calzones, subs, pasta, salad, appetizers, desserts and more.
The chain is based in Northeast Ohio with 40 established locations. Jason Chamoun, store owner and president of the franchise, says Tallmadge Circle is an ideal location due to the traffic on the Circle and the existing pizza market.
"We have always been interested in having a presence in the Tallmadge, Ohio market," Chamoun said. "We want to give the people of Tallmadge good pizza at an honest price."
Chamoun's father, George Chamoun, is the founder and owner of the chain. The Chamoun family has a history in making pizzas. They used to make the sauce that is similar to today's recipe.
"When Georgio's was first founded, we used to make the spice mix for the sauce in the basement," Chamoun said. "Now it's done by the manufacturer. We didn't have enough volume to do it then and now we do."
Fifteen full and part-time employees run the Tallmadge location to help Chamoun's goal of reaching "pizza lovers near and far."
Chamoun said his plans for the future of Georgio's is to "continue to expand in the nearby markets in the years to come."
Georgio's is open Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. The location offers carry-out and delivery.
For more information, visit www.georgiosofp.com.
Phone: 330-541-9400 ext. 4162