Pat's Pizza

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Mill Street in Orono, Maine, location of the original restaurant

Pat's Pizza is a chain of restaurants in Maine. The chain was started in 1931 when Carl D. "Pat" Farnsworth bought the ice cream store in Orono, Maine, in which he had worked as a high-schooler.[1] In 1953, he added pizza to the menu, and it was such a hit that he changed Farnsworth's Cafe into a pizza parlor, giving it its current name.[2] It eventually grew to 13 locations, covering the state. The original store was known as a "second home to generations of University of Maine students".[3] In 1993, Pat reported that 250,000 pizzas a year were being sold from the Orono location alone.[4]


  1. ^ Adams, Glenn (October 10, 1993). "A Maine Institution Stands Pat on Pizza Food". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2010-08-05. 
  2. ^ McCarthy, Brendan (February 15, 2003). "'Pat' Farnsworth, 93: Built 13-Restaurant Chain on Pizza". Boston Globe. p. B.8. Retrieved 2010-08-05. 
  3. ^ "PB revises mobile home regs". Lewiston Daily Sun. February 13, 1985. Retrieved 2010-08-05. 
  4. ^ Adams, Glenn (October 5, 1993). "College town pizza man still working after 62 years". Fort Scott Tribune. Retrieved 2010-08-05. 

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