November 27th is Small Business Saturday, and all month long we’re shining a spotlight on the small businesses within the mall! Meet our local tenants and get to know more about the small shops here at Hampshire Mall!
Today’s featured tenant is Arizona Pizza Company.
Meet Andrew Perron, Part Owner and Back of the House Manager. Arizona Pizza is a casual dining restaurant, enhanced by a wood-burning pizza oven, signature pizza and pasta dishes, cable television sets at each booth, and full service bar. You can see their menu and order online here.
Q: Where are you from?
A: I’m from East Brookfield and live in Sunderland.
Q: How long have you been in business?
A: Arizona Pizza has been here for 13 years and I’ve been here for 12. Most of our staff has also been here as long as I have.
Q: Tell us a little more about Arizona Pizza Company.
A: A lot of people assume because of our name that we’re a chain, but we’re not. We are locally owned and operated. There are just 2 locations, both in Massachusetts, each independently owned.
Q: What is unique about your business?
A: I think our atmosphere and our guests, they feel at home. We’ve made a lot of long term friendships and relationships over the years and the local regulars really keep us alive.
Q: What does your business do to help the local community?
A: We make donations to local schools, PD, and hospitals when we can.
Q: What is your favorite item on the menu or something you’d recommend?
A: Even though we’re a pizza place, I think our burgers, and I know it sounds crazy to say with The Hangar (Pub & Grill) nearby, but we’re proud of our wings.