Kevin Harper remembers when the tall gentleman walked into his pizza place at Cocoa Beach, and devoured one of Harper’s pies.
The gentleman told Harper that the pizza at A N.Y. Pizza House (http://mackinslice.com/) was the “second-best pizza he ever had.”
Harper asks, who is No. 1?
“Well, my family runs a pizza place in New York City so they are No. 1 and you guys are No. 2.”
Harper totally understood the selection then. Who could not rate the family business higher?
Then Harper reasked, who is No. 1?
“Well, my family runs Lombardi’s Pizza.”
If you don’t know Lombardi’s, you don’t realize that Lombardi’s, in 1905, became the America’s First Pizzeria and often is rated as the best in the world.
“I can take being No. 2 to Lombardi’s!,” Harper said.
Harper and his wife, Judith, stopped by One Fat Frog on Monday to look for equipment for their second location, this time in Satellite Beach. Even though we’re an hour away, it’s well worth the trip.
“Customers are family to us. We’d be nowhere without them,” Harper said. “In fact, we consider them family that we invited many to our celebration of our wedding last year!”
A N.Y. Pizza House’s first location in Cocoa Beach held 69 seats. The new location will house 150 seats.
That’s why the management team came by our 100,000 square foot warehouse to look for equipment for their new location.
“It’s always heartwarming to see our customers and they all love our food,” Harper said. “The only nervous energy we have is writing all these checks! But we totally love what we’re doing.”
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