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Olga’s Kitchen Revitalizes, Rebrands Royal Oak Location as First Olga’s Fresh Grille

Posted on November 13th, 2019 by Teddy Wingert in News

Olga’s Kitchen, an iconic Michigan brand owned and operated by Livonia-based TEAM Schostak Family Restaurants (TSFR), unveiled its new Olga’s Fresh Grille—the brand’s enhanced fact-casual model—in Royal Oak following an extensive $100,000 revitalization. As Olga’s Kitchen continues to expand its footprint, Olga’s Fresh Grille will serve as a flexible, flagship model for its fast-casual dining sector, offering a convenient and quick dining experience for guests. Located at 30332 Woodward Avenue, Olga’s Fresh Grille is an alternative to the full-service dining service that features a limited…
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Team Schostak Family Restaurants to Offer Free Meals to Veterans, Active Military Personnel on Veterans Day

Posted on November 10th, 2019 by TEAM Schostak in Community, News

TEAM Schostak Family Restaurants (TSFR), a Michigan-based, family-owned restaurant group with an expansive portfolio of casual dining, quick-service and family dining restaurants throughout the state of Michigan, announced today that its Applebee’s, Olga’s Kitchen, MOD Pizza, Del Taco and Wendy’s restaurants will offer free meals to veterans and active military personnel on Veterans Day. On Monday, November 11, all 65 TSFR Michigan Applebee’s, 25 Olga’s Kitchen, 13 MOD Pizza, eight Del Taco restaurants and 56 Wendy’s restaurants will celebrate Veterans Day by providing a free…
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TEAM Schostak Family Restaurants and Cleary University Partner to Launch Free Tuition Program

Posted on July 31st, 2019 by TEAM Schostak in News
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With a vision of reinventing how people achieve advanced education without creating a deep well of debt or threatening the existence of colleges and  universities, TEAM Schostak Family Restaurants and Cleary University launched an innovative partnership to provide online higher education to hourly, part-time and full-time employees and their families (including grandchildren). This partnership provides tuition benefits to employees and their families. The Tuition Benefits Program will cover 100 percent of tuition costs for undergraduate and graduate degrees through Cleary’s online platform for employees, their…
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TEAM Schostak Family Restaurants Acquires 56 Michigan Wendy’s Restaurants

Posted on July 8th, 2019 by TEAM Schostak in News

TEAM Schostak Family Restaurants (TSFR) has acquired 56 Wendy’s restaurants in Michigan as the company continues its strategic growth and investment throughout the state. With the addition of Wendy’s to its portfolio of restaurant concepts, TSFR now owns and operates more than 160 restaurants throughout Michigan. TEAM Schostak Family Restaurants has a reputation for leading the way in the restaurant industry and a proven legacy of growing great restaurant concepts in Michigan due to the hard work and dedication of our team. As our team actively sought opportunities…
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Olga’s Kitchen to Open Downtown Detroit Location at MGM Grand Detroit

Posted on May 14th, 2019 by TEAM Schostak in News

TEAM Schostak Family Restaurants (TSFR) is bringing its beloved Olga’s Kitchen concept to downtown with a new restaurant in MGM Grand Detroit’s Breeze Dining Court. The new location is slated to open in June. Olga’s Kitchen is Detroit Born and ‘Bread,’ and we are proud to be back in the city to offer guests of this regional attraction our signature menu items that won the hearts of locals more than 45 years ago. Leading the way in the restaurant industry, Olga’s Kitchen is loved by…
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TEAM SCHOSTAK FAMILY RESTAURANTS AND APPLEBEE’S LAUNCHES THIRD ANNUAL SEARCH FOR MICHIGAN’S BEST TEACHERS IN HONOR OF TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK

Posted on April 22nd, 2019 by TEAM Schostak in News
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TEAM Schostak Family Restaurants and its 65 Applebee’s restaurants have launched its third annual statewide search for Michigan’s best teachers in honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, held this year from Monday, May 6 through Friday, May 10. Nationally celebrated 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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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
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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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