This Pizzeria Fired Tina Asstafan. Now She’s the Proprietor.

Within the Nineteen Eighties, Tina Asstafan bought summarily fired from her job at Olly’s Pizzeria and Diner. Now she’s the proprietor, together with the person who inadvertently bought her fired—her husband, Samer.

The Asstafans took possession of Olly’s, situated in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, in April, in response to the Valley Breeze. The restaurant serves up deep-dish, thin-crust and grilled pizzas, together with subs, sandwiches, salads, calzones, pastas, wraps and extra.

As a young person, Tina was working at Olly’s and courting Samer, who labored for a competing store owned by his household. “The unique proprietor—his title was Pete—came upon that she was speaking to me,” Samer advised the Valley Breeze.

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In accordance with Samer, the proprietor fired Tina, who then took a job with the pizzeria owned by Samer’s household. The younger sweethearts finally bought married and began a household whereas additionally operating pizza retailers of their very own, together with Arnold’s and La Nuova Pizzeria. Final 12 months, they offered a 3rd pizzeria they owned, Elm Road Pizza, and determined to retire. However that turned out to be too boring.

When Olly’s went up on the market, presumably beneath an proprietor that wasn’t Pete, the Asstafans jumped on the alternative to purchase it. “I stated to Tina, ‘It’s a full-circle story. You began right here, and we’re gonna finish right here,’” Samer stated within the Valley Breeze interview.

Since shopping for the pizzeria, they’ve modified the dough and sauce recipes. Their “Ollywood Pizza” menu consists of the American Sniper (bleu cheese, fried Buffalo rooster and a cheese mix); The Godfather (eggplant, tomatoes, ricotta, garlic, recent basil, olive oil and a cheese mix); and The Ringer (black angus shaved steak, onion rings and a cheese mix).

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In the meantime, Samer stated he’s simply pleased to be working along with his spouse once more. “She’s the facilitator,” he stated within the Valley Breeze interview. “She’s superior. It doesn’t matter what disaster occurs, she’s the one which, you recognize, fixes it.”