Team News


Posted on April 22nd, 2019 by TEAM Schostak in News

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

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

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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TEAM Schostak Family Restaurants to Host Statewide Fundraiser for MDA on St. Patrick’s Day

Posted on March 12th, 2019 by TEAM Schostak in Community, Events
TEAM Schostak

TEAM Schostak Family Restaurants (TSFR) will be participating in the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s annual MDA Shamrock Program with a goal of raising $80,000 to benefit the organization and its research programs designed to discover a cure for muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases On Sunday, March 17, all 65 Applebee’s, 27 Olga’s Kitchen, 13 MOD Pizza and six Del Taco restaurants owned and operated by TSFR will participate in this one-day fundraising event. All guest and TSFR donations collected throughout the day will directly aid…
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Olga’s Kitchen Hosts Dine to Donate Benefiting the Olga, A Life Wrapped in Love Foundation at all 26 Locations

Posted on January 25th, 2019 by TEAM Schostak in Events
Olga's Kitchen

Olga’s Kitchen, an iconic Michigan brand owned and operated by Michigan-based TEAM Schostak Family Restaurants (TSFR), has established the Olga, A Life Wrapped in Love Foundation following the passing of its founder Olga Loizon on Monday, January 21. Established to provide financial support to women entrepreneurs in their pursuit of starting the state’s next iconic business, the foundation has set a goal of raising $100,000 annually and will give grants between $5,000 and $10,000. TSFR has contributed $20,000 to the foundation. On Sunday, Olga’s Kitchen will host…
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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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