Memphis Pizza Café opened for business in March 1993, the brainchild of owners Gary Garlington, Kevin McReynolds, and Tom Selakovich. The original location was in historic Overton Square on Madison Avenue. (We moved down four doors into the current Midtown location in January 1995, acquiring much more space and a patio.) Business grew such that by late 1994 we began to think about a second location. 1994 also marked the beginning of a streak that saw us win the “Best Pizza” competition in both the Memphis Flyer’s Reader’s Poll and the Memphis Magazine’s Subscriber’s Poll. We have been fortunate enough to win these awards annually since then. In early 1995 we selected an East Memphis site, and opened in May 1995 on Park Avenue across from the Eastgate Shopping Center. Seeking a location even further east, we opened in the Saddle Creek Shopping Center in Germantown in November of 1997. No further expansion occurred until 2002 when we (mistakenly, as it turned out) opened a location behind the Wolfchase Mall on Highway 64. It wasn’t until 2006 that we expanded again, opening 2 new stores. The first was on rapidly developing Getwell Road in Southaven MS, and the second at the intersection of Poplar and Byhalia in Collierville.