Snappy Tomato Pizza
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|Privately Held Company|
|Founded||Fort Mitchell, Kentucky|
|Products||Pizza · Hoagies · Salads · Wings · Pastas · The Beast|
Snappy Tomato Pizza is a pizza chain that started in Fort Mitchell, Kentucky, and has over 60 locations nationwide. Its headquarters are in Burlington, Kentucky. The chain specializes in pizza, but also serves calzones, hoagies, salads, pasta, dessert and appetizers.
The first Snappy Tomato Pizza was opened by Robert Rotunda in Fort Mitchell in 1978. Rotunda went to a horse race and put all of his money on a horse named “Snappy Tomato.” The horse won and Rotunda took all of his winnings and opened the first Snappy Tomato Pizza restaurant. In 1981 the company began franchising. In 1993, Snappy Tomato Pizza was purchased by Charles H. Deters.
There are several dozen locations operating in the Greater Cincinnati area, and elsewhere in Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, Tennessee, Missouri, and Mississippi. Most stores are within the Southeastern United States. However, in 2009 Snappy Tomato Pizza ventured out west and opened up in Clovis, New Mexico.