Papa Gino’s Abruptly Closes Multiple Stores Throughout New England UPDATED
Monday, November 05, 2018
The company’s website today lists 97 stores, but stores have been closed and workers were not notified of closures according to reports and social media. The company's website states, "Today, you can still get that authentic Italian taste at over 150 Papa Gino's restaurants across New England."
The company is now based in Dedham, MA and was founded in 1961 when the chain opened its first pizzeria originally called Piece O' Pizza, in East Boston.
In 1968, the company changed the name to Papa Gino's and started to expand throughout Boston.
Papa Gino's most recent Tweet was made at 1:30 PM on Sunday "Who doesn’t love FREEdom? We sure do! Join us for an entire #SeasonOfFreedom with the Patriots as we invite Papa Gino’s Rewards Members to participate in more exciting giveaways including FREE pizza and a chance to win game tickets."
The company also posted to it's Twitter jobs page that it is continuing to hire despite the store closures and layoffs.
Papa Gino’s Inc. is the parent company of Papa Gino’s and D’Angelo
A recent press release from the company states, “Papa Gino’s, Inc.
Based in Dedham, Massachusetts, Papa Gino’s, Inc. is the parent company of Papa Gino’s and D’Angelo Grilled Sandwiches. Papa Gino’s, Inc. operates more than 300 company-owned and franchised Papa Gino’s, D’Angelo and dual-location restaurants and employs more than 5,000 people. Both D’Angelo and Papa Gino’s are committed to providing high-quality products, attentive service, clean, convenient, attractive restaurants and a premium value experience for every guest. The company culture, which is characterized by its values, a strong work ethic and the fair treatment of people, includes a large number of people who have spent their entire working lives in these restaurants, keeping the passion for excellence alive. For more information about Papa Gino’s, Inc. and its brands, please visit www.papaginos.com