Cassano's Pizza King® Historical

Cassano's Pizza King® Historical (HM1U0W)

Location: Kettering, OH 45429 Montgomery County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 41.284', W 84° 8.167'

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Side A Kettering grocer Victor "Vic" Cassano, Sr. (1922- 2002) and his
mother-in-law Caroline "Mom" Dinisi (1893- 1987) opened what became
Cassano's Pizza King on June 4, 1953. Their signature square-cut,
thin-crust "pizza pie" was an instant success; selling 400 pizzas
the first day and propelling Cassano's to one of the top pizza
chains in America by the mid-1970s. Vic Sr. was a trailblazer, as
Cassano's was reportedly one of the first in the nation to franchise
its stores (in 1955) and offered delivery via its "Pizza Bugs" in
the early 1960s. A true entrepreneur, Vic Sr. also developed other
restaurant concepts, including, by 1980, London Bobby Fish and Chips
and The Commodore.

Side B

In 1989, Vic Casssano, Jr. (1945- 2010), acquired control of the company.
This visionary leader led Cassano's through tremendous challenges while
positioning for a new generation of growth. In 1994, Vic Jr. expanded
the manufacturing of their "Signature Dough" to support a growing
interstate wholesale business. In 2004, he streamlined the task of
ordering a pizza by opening the Cassano's Call Center, which served
all of its stores. Vic Jr. had a steadfast commitment to take Cassano's
trademark taste to the world, and in 2010 he introduced the
Edition" pizzas, freshly prepared in Dayton and then frozen and
delivered to the homes of fans nationwide. The company continues in
the pursuit of upholding the Cassano's motto, "La prova è nel gusto...
The Proof is in the Taste!"
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HM NumberHM1U0W
Year Placed2016
Placed ByCassano Enterprises, Inc. U! Creative Inc. The Ohio History Connection
Marker Condition
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Date Added Monday, August 29th, 2016 at 9:03pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 745588 N 4397058
Decimal Degrees39.68806667, -84.13611667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 41.284', W 84° 8.167'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 41' 17.04" N, 84° 8' 10.02" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)937, 513
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Iron Horse Trail, Kettering OH 45429, US
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