Tulsa-based Mazzio’s LLC, owner and operator of the Mazzio’s Italian Eatery and Oliveto Italian Bistro brands, named Sheri Miksa, an industry veteran, as president and CEO effective January 13. Mazzio’s LLC has more than 140 locations, most of which are fast-casual restaurants, and started in Tulsa with a single pizza restaurant location more than 50 years ago.
Baked desserts aren’t always at the forefront of customers’ dining decisions, but that doesn’t mean they need to be an afterthought. Cookies, cakes, pies, and other sweets have made their way onto menus of all types of limited-service restaurants, giving operators additional sales opportunities during lunch, dinner, and, increasingly, snacking periods.
Tulsa-based Mazzio’s Italian Eatery, a fast casual pizza concept with 155 units throughout the Midwest, opened its first East Coast location March 11 in Alexandria, Virginia.