CSP Magizine Reports Pudgies C'Store as Coming Up Ace's
Pudgie's & Aces & Eights General Store, which opened its doors two years ago, was built not by a petroleum marketer or former convenience-store executive, but by a family that has more than 40 years invested in the foodservice industry with a pizza chain called Pudgie’s. Foodservice is undeniably Aces & Eights’ biggest strength and top priority. “Our purpose is foodservice. The fuel is only another convenience for our customers,” says David Cleary, vice president of MP Cleary Inc., Elmira, N.Y., the holding company of which Aces & Eights is a part. He estimates that at least 50% of sales comefrom foodservice, and indeed half of the 4,000- square-foot c-store is ded- icated to a Pudgie’s Pizza & Subs, a proprietary pizza concept founded by Cleary’s father in 1963
1851 Magazine names Pudgies Pizza In the top 100!
Pudgie's Pizza is pleased to announce it has been listed on 1851
Magazine’s list of the top 100 veteran-friendly franchise opportunities. The Vet100 list is comprised of
franchises and brands that are the most accessible to veterans looking to start their own business.
We couldn’t be happier to be placed on this list that highlights opportunities for our military heroes.
Our ranking on 1851 Magazine’s Vet 100 list shows Pudgie's Pizzas
dedication to providing a fantastic business opportunity and helping our military veterans
integrate back into civilian life while allowing them to own and operate their own business.
Rob Cleary interview in Pizza Today
Pudgie’s Pizza, Pasta & Subs opened its first pizza and sub operation in Elmira, New York, in April of 1963. After founder Michael P. Cleary, Sr. passed away in 1990, wife, Rosa and sons, Michael, Jr., David, John and Robert have carried on the family tradition. This year marks the company’s 50th anniversary, opening its eighth location in Syracuse, New York.
It has taken hard work and dedication by all members of our immediate family — especially our mother Rosa, who is still involved — to continue Pudgie’s.