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MOD Pizza Seeks Nominations for Incredible Kid Contest

Posted on March 20th, 2019 by TEAM Schostak in Community, News
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In honor of Incredible Kid Day on March 21, TEAM Schostak Family Restaurants (TSFR) and its 13 franchised MOD Pizza restaurants are celebrating by giving a free pizza party from each of its locations to 13 local students’ classrooms. A day dedicated to recognizing the incredible efforts and characteristics of children around the world, TSFR’s MOD Pizza restaurants are seeking parents, guardians, teachers or friends to nominate local students who have gone above and beyond to create a ripple effect for good in the communities MOD Pizza…
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MOD Pizza Packages 12,350 Meals with the Help of 150 Volunteers

Posted on March 19th, 2019 by TEAM Schostak in Community, News
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Around 150 volunteers came to Davidson Middle School in Southgate on March 9 to complete a challenge — pack 12,000 meals for hungry kids in the Downriver community. Organized by Team Schostak Family Restaurants, and its Southgate MOD Pizza location, the event is now in its second year. “We are just overwhelmed by how successful this event is,” said Jake Schostak, brand leader of MOD Pizza at TSFR. “We’re a fast casual pizza restaurant … but really our purpose is to make pizza so we…
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Detroit Free Press Honors Olga’s Kitchen’s Late Founder Olga Loizon

Posted on January 22nd, 2019 by TEAM Schostak in News
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Earlier this week, Olga Loizon, the founder of Olga’s Kitchen, passed away at the age of 92. She lived a long, happy and successful life and served as an inspiration not only to us at TEAM Schostak Family Restaurants, but also to the greater Detroit community. To read more about Olga’s legacy, you can read about her life and journey to starting Olga’s Kitchen in the Detroit Free Press here.

Olga’s Kitchen Founder Passes Away at Age 92

Posted on January 21st, 2019 by TEAM Schostak in News
Olga Loizon

Olga’s Kitchen announced today that its founder and Detroit native Olga Loizon passed away in the afternoon of January 21, 2019 surrounded by family at the age of 92. The iconic restaurateur, best known for her signature Original Olga® at her namesake restaurant, created the concept for Olga’s Kitchen following a trip to Greece. The second-born daughter of Greek immigrant parents, she learned early on to always be in pursuit of her dreams. Loizon, over time, overcame a series of obstacles and became the first woman to secure…
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TEAM SCHOSTAK FAMILY RESTAURANTS RECOGNIZED AS 2018 MICHIGAN TOP WORKPLACES WINNER

Posted on November 30th, 2018 by TEAM Schostak in News
Michigan Top Workplaces

Restaurant group ranked within Top 15 of Michigan Top Workplaces for large businesses in the state  TEAM Schostak Family Restaurants (TSFR) announced today that it has been recognized as one of The Detroit Free Press’ 2018 Michigan Top Workplaces. The Detroit Free Press recognized 151 of the Top Workplaces in Michigan as determined solely through employee survey results that measure 24 factors in seven categories, including company leadership, communication, career opportunities, cultural environment, managerial skills, pay and benefits. TSFR, which employs more than 5,000 employees…
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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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