At Bellacino’s, “Fresh” is no gimmick. We bake our bread from scratch every day in each of our over 60 locations nationwide! All of our grinders, pizzas, salads, and appetizers are made to order so try any of our delicious items today! At Bellacino’s, we have been using the same scrumptious “Grampa Sam” bread recipe since 1959! Bellacino’s is proud to state “Oven Baked from Scratch…Everyday!
The term "Grinder" can be traced back to the East Coast, where, during WWII Italian immigrants setup sandwich shops close to the shipyards. Their freshly baked Italian rolls were filled with generous amounts of meats and cheeses and were then baked and garnished with lettuce and tomato. These super-sized sandwiches were a favorite of the hard working men who ground rivets off the warships. The friendly shop owners referred to the men as grinders and the ever popular sandwiches also came to be known as Grinders.
Since 1998, Bellacino’s, Inc. has been showing franchisees how to successfully operate pizza & grinder shops. Family recipes for our unique foods, only the best foods from our approved distributors, ergonomic kitchen design, and proven operational guidelines are all reasons for our successful development into 14 states.
“Made from scratch” (in your store) Italian bread and pizza dough are the foundations of our great tasting and unique flavor profiles of our menu items. Huge portions and a commitment to using only the best and freshest food products are keys to giving your customers a great product at a great value. All our recipes were established by Samual Mancino Sr. in the 1950's near St. Clair Shores, Michigan. The original concept is still prevalent in all the Bellacino's shops today. The original recipes and good customer relations have never changed.