The Chicago Pizza Pie Factory

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The Chicago Pizza Pie Factory was a chain of pizza restaurants. The chain originated in Crown Passage (off Pall Mall) as The Chicago Pizza Pie Factory and was started by entrepreneur Bob Payton in 1976-7.[1] The London establishment also had a bar. This was the start of a series of restaurants forming the My Kinda Town chain.[2] The chain opened restaurants in places such as Paris, Barcelona, Buenos Aires, and Tel-Aviv, where they operated successfully for several decades.

When Payton sold the company in 1990 the business was pulling in a turnover of £35m.[3]

Payton himself died just a few years later (1994) after being involved in a car accident near Stevenage, north of London. [4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Peter Jones (2002), Introduction to Hospitality Operations, p. 153, ISBN 9780826460776
  2. ^ Hospitality Marketing, Routledge, 2013, p. 166, ISBN 9780750626880
  3. ^ https://www.marketingsociety.com/the-library/innovating-shoestring-story-chicago-pizza-pie-factory#upclKw3wCz1e5ecO.97
  4. ^ https://www.nytimes.com/1994/07/16/obituaries/bob-payton-50-restaurateur-dies.html

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