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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
Olga Loizon

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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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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MOD Pizza’s Spreading MODness Campaign Aims to End Hunger in Michigan

Posted on November 19th, 2018 by TEAM Schostak in Community, Events
Spreading MODness

TEAM Schostak Family Restaurants (TSFR) and our 11 metro Detroit MOD Pizza restaurants, are teaming up with Generosity Feeds for its annual Spreading MODness campaign. The holiday season is a time for serving others—and at MOD, we make pizza to serve people, we call it Spreading MODness. We recognize the need for access to nutritious meals all year long, and we’re so excited to partner with Generosity Feeds to help make a positive and lasting impact in the communities we serve. We’re looking forward to…
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TEAM Schostak Family Restaurants Continues Annual Veterans Day Celebration by Offering Free Meals

Posted on November 2nd, 2018 by TEAM Schostak in Community, Events

TEAM Schostak Family Restaurants (TSFR) and its Applebee’s, Olga’s Kitchen, MOD Pizza and Del Taco restaurants will offer free meals to veterans and active military personnel in honor of Veterans Day. On Sunday, November 11, all 65 TSFR-owned Michigan Applebee’s, 26 Olga’s Kitchen, 11 MOD Pizza and five Del Taco restaurants will celebrate Veterans Day by providing a free meal to the men and women who have served in, or are currently serving in the United States military. Applebee’s will provide free meals from a…
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Olga’s Kitchen Hosting Dine to Donate to Honor Former Employee Chelsea Bruck

Posted on October 26th, 2018 by TEAM Schostak in Community, Events
Chelsea Bruck

Olga’s Kitchen is honoring the memory of former employee, Chelsea Bruck, with a Dine to Donate on Tuesday, October 30 at its Monroe location, benefiting the Chelsea Bruck Memorial Scholarship. Throughout the day on October 30, Olga’s Kitchen Monroe, located at 2072 N. Telegraph Road, will donate 20 percent of guests’ food sales to the Chelsea Bruck Memorial Scholarship that has been established at Monroe County Community College (MCCC). A positive reminder of Bruck, the scholarship provides financial support to a MCCC student enrolled in…
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WXYZ Features MOD Pizza for Pizza of the Week Campaign to Celebrate National Pizza Month

Posted on October 1st, 2018 by TEAM Schostak in Community, Events

To celebrate October being National Pizza Month, TSFR’s 11 MOD Pizza restaurants have launched its “Pizza of the Week” campaign. Throughout October, all MOD Pizza locations in Michigan will donate $1 from every specialty pizza sold to a designated charity partner that is making an impact in their community. We visited WXYZ today to share all the details with Ann Marie LaFlamme—our partner for Week 1! Check out the segment here, or the details below, to learn all you need to know about getting involved…
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MOD Pizza Woodhaven Hosts Month-Long Back-to-School Celebration

Posted on August 30th, 2018 by TEAM Schostak in Community, Events

TEAM Schostak Family Restaurants (TSFR) and our Woodhaven MOD Pizza restaurant are hosting a month-long back-to-school celebration through the end of September, including a school supply drive, discounts for school staff members, and the chance for a local teacher to win a $250 MOD grant and pizza party for their classroom. Back to school season can be a busy time for families and teachers alike, and as MOD Pizza is committed to giving back to the community, we knew we wanted to find ways to…
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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
MOD Pizza

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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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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