Welcome to BESTWAY Pizza, where we "Dare to be Square!"
In addition to the original and now famous BESTWAY Square cuts, we offer a wide range of menu options like our new "Dare to be Square" specialty and create your own pizzas, hot and cold subs, Squarebolis, and a full line up of entree salads. Stop by for a relaxing meal with your family or cruise through our drive-up window for the fastest, great pizza that you will find anywhere!
BESTWAY Pizza was founded in 1955 by Gene Caparella. Mr. Caparella was a railroad employee who used his grandmothers recipe to make pizza, which he would bring to his fellow co-workers. When Mr. Caparella was laid off from the railroad, he decided to open a pizza shop, which he named BESTWAY Pizza. For the next 25 years, he operated at different locations in central Pennsylvania until retirement in 1980.
Craig LeCrone was a UPS driver and a friend and customer of Mr. Caparella. When Mr. Caparella decided to retire, Mr. LeCrone purchased the BESTWAY Way Pizza business. Mr. LeCrone reopened the business in Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania. He continued to work at UPS until 1982, when he decided to expand his pizza business. Throughout the next several years Mr. LeCrone opened several BESTWAY Pizza locations. In 1988 his son, Craig, joined the team and together they began expanding the company.
The First Franchise
The first BESTWAY Pizza franchise location was opened in 1991 in Greenwood, PA and is still in operation today. Since that time, there have been numerous BESTWAY Pizza franchises opened in Pennsylvania. There are currently 9 franchise locations and 2 company owned locations in operation.
A unique attribute that sets BESTWAY Pizza apart from all other pizza franchises is our convenient drive-thru window. The first drive-thru window was installed in the 6th Avenue, Altoona location in 1986. All BESTWAY Pizza locations are now equipped with this feature.