Get in Here, Your Friends Are Waiting. Welcome to The Pizza Bistro, come on in and enjoy the best pizza and salad bar around and we’ll tell you a little bit about this awesome little restaurant.
Founded by Dream. Meagan and Duane Mainville were born and raised in Canada where they met while both working and managing a very successful restaurant & bar. Being entrepreneurs, they switched gears and purchased an advertising business, which brought them to Fort Worth, Texas. After years of building the advertising business into a success, they sold it and decided to make their way back into the restaurant business.
Putting a Plan into Action. In 2015 Duane and Meagan attended the International Pizza Expo in Las Vegas. This is the granddaddy of all pizza shows (who knew there was such a thing?!) and started planning the launch of the restaurant, originally planned as a pizza buffet restaurant, where fresh ingredients and endless choices of pizza, pasta, salads, and desserts could satisfy even the pickiest of pallets.
What Are Friends For? Two minds are great…but 4 minds are even greater or something like that 😊 The Pizza Buffet was launched in March 2016 and it was amazing! Longtime friends Dale and Amy Flint joined Meagan and Duane on this crazy adventure and became business partners soon after. Dale is a graduate of Texas A&M University and holds a full-time job as an electrical engineer and Amy is a graduate of Tarleton State University and works with an organization that creates business models to mitigate financial risk. While neither have any restaurant experience, they both bring different skill sets to the table, including IT Support, repairs, renovation, marketing, and finances.
Love Thy Neighbor. Being a strong community partner is number one in our books. Also, number one is creating an awesome work environment. Happy employees create employees who are invested in our business and enjoy being at work. We believe happy employees also provide the best customer service…and providing the best customer service is also number one on our list. In all seriousness, we love our community and have received tons of support from them and we support our local schools, churches, police/fire departments, and neighbors.
Tomato, toma-toe…Buffet, Bistro. What? Ah, 2020, what a bag of tricks you are. Have you ever been driving along and hit a giant bump in the road? That’s kinda what 2020 and her friend COVID-19 were like for The Pizza Buffet. And as you can imagine, a buffet concept was not super cool during a pandemic. But being the excellent team that we are, we quickly shifted gears, transitioned our menu a bit, renovated the restaurant, added some cool things – like 8 flavors of ice cream (Did you know Henry’s Ice Cream is manufactured locally in Plano, TX?) and 4 flavors of slushee’s and BAM – the “B” in TPB stands for Bistro. Because of our amazing community, we kicked our game up a notch. Much love.
Everyone Loves Pizza. The Pizza Bistro is committed to providing the freshest of ingredients – excellent is our goal, not just good (or even great, we strive for excellence). In addition to quality ingredients and amazing food, we strive to be a destination. A place where everyone knows your name… just kidding….(if you grew up in the ’80s, you feel this). We aim for a cozy, fun, family-friendly place where the kids can play in the game room, the adults can enjoy a nice cold adult beverage and ages in-between enjoy hanging out at our high top tables with their friends. We’re a little quirky, like to have fun, and hope you enjoy The Pizza Bistro as much as we do. (And if for any reason you are less than satisfied, before walking out our door, we want to hear about it. We will do our best to make your experience a good one. We want you to love our restaurant as much as we do).
Every family has a story…welcome to ours.