The area kept growing, things changed, but never the pizza or the friendly smiles. Lori Heyne, Lynn’s sister, joined the staff in 1989 and currently is the general manager of the Elm St location. Looking to expand John and Lynn ventured to the Schofield area and opened their second location at 5811 Business Highway 51 South in 1992. The area welcomed them and their pizzas.
As time has gone on, 60 years to be exact, stories from children growing into parents and then into grandparents line the walls of the two locations. That’s why “it’s a family tradition” for many current and former Wausau residents, it’s a consistent product and quality customer service that has keep Sam’s Pizza the tradition it is today.
Working at Sam’s in the early 90’s, John and Lynn’s daughter Jodi and husband Vince knew that taking over for John and Lynn at time of their retirement was inevitable. Today, Jodi and Vince own both Sam’s Pizza locations. They are happy to be able to continue the family tradition, not only for their family, as both their daughters, Hannah and Emily worked at Sam’s, but for many families in the Wausau and the surrounding areas.
Jodi and Vince will continue to serve the same consistent product that was started back in 1958 by the Perrella’s