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TEAM Schostak Family Restaurants to Open MOD Pizza Restaurant in Grand Rapids

Posted on August 27th, 2018 by TEAM Schostak in Community, News
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TEAM Schostak Family Restaurants (TSFR) has signed the lease for its second MOD Pizza (MOD) restaurant in West Michigan. The newest 2,600-square-foot MOD will be located on the corner of Walker and Alpine at 3300 Alpine Drive NW in Grand Rapids and is expected to open in late 2018. Known for its individual, artisan-style pizzas and salads, and people-first culture, TSFR introduced the brand to Michigan in mid-2015 and committed to opening 25 locations after recognizing the potential of the fast-casual pizza industry. Since 2015,…
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OLGA’S KITCHEN EXPANDS WEST MICHIGAN PRESENCE WITH NEW RESTAURANT IN KALAMAZOO

Posted on August 10th, 2018 by TEAM Schostak in Community, News

Olga’s Kitchen, an iconic Michigan brand owned and operated by Livonia-based TEAM Schostak Family Restaurants (TSFR), has signed the lease for a new location in Kalamazoo, further expanding its presence in West Michigan. Known for its secret recipe, grilled-to-order Olga bread, the new restaurant is part of TSFR’s strategic vision to revitalize the brand throughout the state. Located at the intersection of Corner and Drake roads, the new 3,400-square-foot Olga’s Kitchen will feature the brand’s new design layout that is reflective of the brand and…
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Vote for Applebee’s 2018 Hometown Heroes

Posted on July 5th, 2018 by TEAM Schostak in News
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With more than 200 nominations received, it was once again very difficult for us to narrow our search for Applebee’s Hometown Heroes down to just 15 semi-finalists. As longtime supporters of our troops, TEAM Schostak Family Restaurants would like to thank all of our nominees, as well as the brave men and women they have served with, in their selfless pursuit to protect our freedom and country at-large. Please vote below for your Applebee’s Hometown Hero! The Top 5 individuals with the most votes as…
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TEAM SCHOSTAK FAMILY RESTAURANTS AND APPLEBEE’S LAUNCH SECOND ANNUAL SEARCH FOR MICHIGAN’S BEST TEACHERS IN HONOR OF TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK

Posted on May 1st, 2018 by TEAM Schostak in Community, News
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TEAM Schostak Family Restaurants and its 64 Applebee’s restaurants have launched its second annual statewide search for Michigan’s best teachers in honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, held this year from Monday, May 7 through Friday, May 11. Celebrated annually during the first full week of May, Teacher Appreciation Week recognizes the hard work and positive impact teachers have on local students, families and communities. TSFR and its Applebee’s restaurants are seeking community members to nominate local teachers who have continually served as great role models…
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Detroit Free Press Features Olga’s Kitchen, Highlights Brand Revitalization

Posted on March 28th, 2018 by TEAM Schostak in News

When TEAM Schostak Family Restaurants (TSFR) purchased Michigan’s iconic Olga’s Kitchen, they knew the brand deserved better and more. In the two years since, we have revitalized the brand to be more reflective of its rich and iconic history. Among the initiatives deliver to date, we have hosted focus groups with our loyal guests, updated the logo, built 5 new locations and revitalized another 5 with more growth plans on the horizon. The Detroit Free Press recently sat down the TSFR Executive Chairman Mark Schostak…
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MOD Pizza Visits Fox 2 to Share Healthier Eating Tips

Posted on January 18th, 2018 by TEAM Schostak in Community, News

Getting and staying healthy is one of most popular New Year’s resolutions. Many might think that means cutting out the pizza from your diet, but they’d be wrong. MOD Pizza visited Fox 2 to showcase some of MOD’s healthier pizza options, including the Pizza Salad featuring MOD’s new seasonal salad!

TEAM SCHOSTAK FAMILY RESTAURANTS TO OPEN THIRD MOD PIZZA RESTAURANT IN SHELBY TOWNSHIP

Posted on December 19th, 2017 by TEAM Schostak in Community, News
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TEAM Schostak Family Restaurants (TSFR) has signed the lease for a third MOD Pizza (MOD) restaurant in Shelby Township. The newest 2,800-square-foot MOD will be located at 15089 Hall Road, and is slated to open in Spring 2018. Known for its individual, artisan-style pizzas and salads, and people-first culture, MOD was founded in Seattle in 2008. Recognizing the potential of the fast-casual pizza industry, TSFR introduced the brand to Michigan in mid-2015 with plans to open 25 locations throughout metro Detroit in the next few…
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TEAM SCHOSTAK FAMILY RESTAURANTS SUPPORTS DOWNTOWN BOXING GYM, FOUNDER NOMINATED FOR CNN HERO OF THE YEAR 2017 CONTEST

Posted on December 1st, 2017 by TEAM Schostak in Community, News

Each year, CNN Heroes, a television special created by CNN, honors individuals who make extraordinary contributions to humanitarian aid and make a difference in their communities. In its tenth year, Downtown Boxing Gym founder Khali Sweeney is in the running for the prestigious recognition. The Downtown Boxing Gym  in Detroit is an organization that, since 2007, has been teaching kids growing up in Detroit’s toughest neighborhoods valuable life lessons—inside and outside the classroom, and inside and outside the boxing ring. By providing mentorship, tutoring, and basic…
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TEAM SCHOSTAK FAMILY RESTAURANTS FEATURED IN MULTI-UNIT FRANCHISEE MAGAZINE

Posted on November 27th, 2017 by TEAM Schostak in Community, News

As the leader in the restaurant industry, we were recently featured in Multi-Unit Franchisee Magazine to discuss the ins and outs of buying and selling franchise units. Below, please find an excerpt from the article, titled “Right Time, Right Price: Buying and Selling—Part Art, Part Science.” Buying and selling franchise units at the right time for the right price is part art and part science, with each presenting challenges that require a considered, strategic approach. Owners must be flexible and agile enough to navigate the…
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Olga’s Kitchen Featured in HometownLife to Unveil the Newly remodeled Olga’s Kitchen at Westland Shopping Center

Posted on November 21st, 2017 by TEAM Schostak in News
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With the exciting remodel of the Olga’s Kitchen restaurant at Westland Shopping Center complete, Olga’s Kitchen was excited to be featured in HometownLife’s Westland Observer when they attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony—with restaurant founder and namesake Olga Loizon! At nearly 92, Loizon still makes visits to the restaurants – 27 locations currently – that came from the concept she launched in Birmingham in 1971. “I never would have dreamed that all this would happen. I’m very proud of the company and what they’re doing with my…
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