Foodbeast Katchup

#65: Building Your Own Pizza Experience

February 21, 2019

The Pizza Press has taken its build-your-own pizza experience across the country, but it all started in a little shop across from Disneyland. 

Founder and CEO Dara Maleki joins the Katchup and tells how he built the Pizza Press from the ground up, creating a resort-like experience in each restaurant, and why it is important to establish a value-based culture in each shop. 

Maleki also explains the process of franchising, how he came up with the 1920s newspaper theme, and how delivery apps such as Postmates and Uber eats suck businesses dry.


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Your Hosts:

Elie Ayrouth (@bookofelie)

Geoffrey Kutnick (@geoffreykutnick)

Your Guest:

Dara Maleki (@thepizzapress)

Produced by:

Isai Rocha (@isairocha)


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