Michigan’s Best Local Eats: Roma’s Family Restaurant is known for pizza, pasta and perch on Friday

BAY CITY, MI — Roma’s Family Restaurant in Bay City is best known for its pizza, pasta and perch on Friday.

The family-owned restaurant, located at 1209 Broadway St., has been in business since 1962. Joseph Gulino has owned the business for about 40 years.

“It’s definitely a family business, and we have mostly family working there, but we have employees that have been working there thirty-some years. My aunt works there and my daughter and my granddaughters, myself, my wife, so it’s definitely a family business.”

Gulino said the restaurant is best known for its pizza and pasta.

“We’re really popular for our party pizzas,” he said. “We sell a lot of pastas, we sell a lot of lasagna and carbonara, and perch on Friday.”

Steak sandwiches are popular, too. Gulino’s favorite menu item is the “super sub,” a grilled pizza crust topped with ham, mozzarella cheese, American cheese,

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Peter Piper Pizza Is Opening Stores That Only Sell Food to-Go

  • Peter Piper Pizza is opening new sites without dining rooms and arcades.
  • They’ll be 15% of the size of its regular restaurants, focus on speed, and only sell to-go food.
  • Peter Piper says delivery and to-go orders account for more than 40% of its sales.

Peter Piper Pizza is opening new sites that are very unlike its others.

The Arizona-based chain, owned by Chuck E. Cheese’s parent company CEC Entertainment, is opening stores that don’t have dining rooms or arcades, only sell to-go food, and are only 15% of the size of its regular restaurants.

“This concept is all about speed,” CEC Entertainment President and CEO David McKillips told Insider.

Each site will have a full-size kitchen with a custom stone-fired oven made by Roto-Flex that Peter Piper says will make more than 200 pizzas an hour.

Peter Piper Pizza Express

Peter Piper says its Express locations will have ovens

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Restaurant review: At Branch + Daughter you might just find your ‘new favorite pizza’ | Dining reviews

Branch + Daughter Quality Meats and Market, which opened in late July in Windsor, makes a compelling case for driving 10 miles north of Madison to get pizza.

Judson and Monique Branch opened a butcher shop and specialty store that also serves creative pizzas and sandwiches. There’s no seating inside, just outdoor patios, front and back, in warmer weather.







Branch + Daughter counter

Branch + Daughter offers online ordering for its pizzas, but not for its lunchtime sandwiches.



Samara Kalk Derby | Wisconsin State Journal



When I brought the Salted Pig ($20) pizza to a friend’s house, she declared it her “new favorite pizza.” It was unlike any other pizza I’ve had, a winning combination of sweet and savory with local bacon, marinated figs, port wine candied onions, arugula, plenty of mozzarella, pecorino Romano cheese and pistachio pesto.

Another friend, who is more traditional about his pizza, tried it, but didn’t care for

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How Marion’s continues its pizza reign in the region

Customer service has always been a focus for Marion’s, which was founded by Marion Glass in 1965. Though the idea of providing strong customer service isn’t new, the original Glass was devoted to giving each customer the best possible product for the best value from opening day. This commitment continues to this day.

“I think that one major draw for us is that we have such large dining rooms,” Roger Glass, Marion’s son, said. “People can bring in large groups and spread out. I think that is really helping us right now too.”

This was also true of the original location on Patterson Road in Dayton, which offered seating for 200 customers inside, a unique offering for the time. The indoor dining areas are still decorated to resemble Italian style piazzas, or courtyards, which help bring the outdoors in, providing a bit of warmth in sunshine even during the cold

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