Pepe's has had many looks and has endeared many people, customers and employees alike. In the early years, the fledgling restaurant faced a lot of competition and hurdles. None of Pepe's successes would have been possible if not for the dedicated employees of the early years, and some good old fashioned hard work. In 1998, Pepe's had it's first major renovation. A whole new bar area was constructed and the size of the restaurant doubled. Faced with growing pains, and new challenges, Pepe's grew from just "another pizza place" into one of the only full service non-corporate restaurants in Manchester. Being locally owned, Pepe's has always been able to maneuver quickly to satisfy the needs of a growing restaurant, without sacrificing quality and value.