MEET THE CHAMP!! Joe’s Pizza Celebrates NEPA PIzza Madness Victory

By now, you may have heard that Joe’s Pizza of Nanticoke is the 2015 NEPA Pizza Madness Champion. His “little pizza shop that could” which features a “one man show” who makes the pizza, greets the customers, waits on tables, works the cash register, answers the phone and much more took on all the competition that NEPA had to offer and won! Stop back soon to read more about the contest and finalists!

Who is Joe?

I first met Joe in 2013, when I was seeking donations for NEPA Blog Con, and he contacted me to donate 100 free slices of pizza to the cause which benefited a local animal shelter. I was humbled by his generous gesture and drove nearly an hour to meet the man who would be supporting this local charity. Joe was working at his seasonal location at Dundee Gardens in Nanticoke and when I arrived I opened my car door and followed my nose to the source of the wonderful pizza smell to find a line of people waiting to see the man working the oven and serving the customers himself. I waited in line a few minutes which gave me an opportunity to observe an analyze the pizzeria setup which I always do on pizza reviews. For the first time ever, I found myself not at all concerned with the pizza counter or the ingredient setup, but fascinated by the way that customers were drawn to the man behind the counter. I watched each customer greet Joe by name (and his name was not on the sign) and observed Joe give each customer personalized attention and strike up a conversation with each one. This wasn’t your traditional, “How you doing, now move along” customer service that you typically …read more