Gusanos Chicago-Style Pizzeria began in July, 2004, in Little Rock, Arkansas. It was the idea of Ben Biesenthal, president and founder of Gusanos. Ben grew up in Chicago and later moved to Arkansas to attend the Univesity of Arkansas in Fayetteville. He never lost sight of his love for his hometown pizzapteter after graduating, he created the recipes and began developing Gusanos Chicago Style- Pizzeria44en worked in the restaurant doing everything from cooking to bartending to bussing tables in order to make the store successful. Within a few short years, he and his partners were able to make each store location flourish. Now Gusano's has seven locations Little Rock, Conway, Bentonville, Bella Vista, and Fayetteville in Arkansas; Joplin, Missouri; and now our in Texarkana, Texas.