Dave Portnoy saved the Jersey pizza business after lockdown slowed, restaurant owner says
Gabriella Ottaiano said that the blessings of Bar stool Sports founder Dave portnoy changed his pizza business to northern New Jersey after the fallout from the pandemic putting the family business on its heels.
Ottaiano said Portnoy rated the pizza at 8.9 and his life has been like a miracle ever since.
“In honor of Dave Portnoy, we named our famous pizza after him Calabria Portnoy Crunchy Thin,” she told Fox Business.
Now she is arousing the interest of customers to feast on her family’s pizza from as far away as California and India.
“People from all over the world came to visit and support us because they saw Dave’s review.”
The business meant everything to his family, and last year they celebrated their 40th anniversary. “My family came to America in 1977 from Naples, Italy, to launch the American Dream. My father Bernardino and my uncle Giuseppe opened our restaurant in 1980.
She said the exam was better than a ready, considering that before his appearance, the company did not even know if its state taxes could be paid.
“Dave Portnoy’s 8.9 review saved my family’s business. The week before his visit, we weren’t sure we could make ends meet. Since her exam, we have been able to catch up with all of our bills and save my family’s belongings.
Portnoy is no stranger to giving back.
“The fund of bar stools” has raised millions of dollars and is committed to a one-year pledge to support small businesses by paying them rent or taxes during the pandemic as long as they continue to pay their employees.
To be eligible, companies must maintain an active payroll. The Barstool Fund will help select small businesses pay all the costs they will have to stay afloat until the pandemic is over.
FOX Business has contacted Portnoy for comment.
Ottaiano does not stop singing his praises.
“Dave should be recognized for everything he does, not just for my family. He’s our hero.