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It's The Cheese

Pizzas Of Eight

This story appears in the March 2000 issue of Business Start-Ups magazine.

What could make Rob and Wendy Sherman's Skate Zone skating rink even better? Selling the always-popular pizza pie to their hungry customers. The Crofton, Maryland, entrepreneurs decided to incorporate the Pizzas of Eight business opportunity into their skating enterprise after discovering the pizzeria was associated with the Roller Skating Association. Of course, the positive response they heard from other operators didn't hurt.

Investing about $20,000 in equipment and ingredients, the Shermans started selling the pies in July 1999. At press time, Skate Zone had already seen a 17 to 20 percent increase in snack bar sales.

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