Local owner and operator of Italian Village Pizza in Lansing, Ryan, has been a long-time pizza enthusiast. For over 20 years, he has been doing one of the things he loves most in the world – making pizzas!
Beginning at a local Chuck E Cheese's when he was just 16, Ryan's love for making pizzas outgrew the family-friendly arcade spot and he started tossing dough for Sbarro's in the Lansing Mall.
The Pizza Saga: New York Style!
It was here at Sbarro's that Ryan's love for the New York Style slice grew. And how could it not? The enormous wide slices. The hand-tossed, thin crispy crust. The ability to fold for easy on-the-go-eating. This is pizza at its greatest!
After years of hard work, Ryan got his opportunity. Sbarro's was moving out of the mall, but a franchise out of Pittsburgh called Italian Village Pizza was interested in the space. At the end of the day, Ryan became the local owner and operator of an IVP franchise. Since then, Ryan's enthusiasm for pizza has spilled over to thousands of pleased guests who enjoy New York Style pizza.