I can't even get myself down to 50 hours a week and you've managed to do that and change lives . Congratulations on the great work. If only there were more people like you making the same effort.
Thanks. We are not out to get rich, franchise, compete on the pizza contest circuit to enter into the pizza royalty. Our main goal is to help people with disabilities find a meaningful life. Pizza is the draw but never will surpass the cause. We priced our products so production can be very low and still make the $ we need to prosper. Rent is pretty cheap here in Reno (dirt cheap compared to NYC or where I grew up in NJ), and we are sticking to the old school NJ/NYC pizzeria concept I grew up in 60-70's in that it is pretty simple in menu and furnishing. We got into the shop for cheap as it was already set up as a pizzeria, had much of the stuff with us on our rental truck we drove out, and bought used for cheap locally. It never would have happened if we had to build the space to pizza specs or compete with the high end pizza concepts. As the Blues Brothers said in the movie "we are on a mission from god" sure enough because we just pulled the plugs on our steady/secure jobs and jumped in blind and fairly ignorant to business stuff with both feet