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Pizza Factory Atwater Welcomes New Ownership with Unique Connection to the Brand

Here’s a sweet story: when Nick Ahnen and his wife Josslyn had kids, they wanted to return to their hometown area in California to raise their family. The night they moved into their home, they had no furniture. They decided to order food from their local Pizza Factory – and it was love at first bite!

“We fell in love with the food, and it has been a love affair ever since,” Nick told the Merced County Times. 

Now, a longtime Pizza Factory fan and experienced restaurant operator, Nick is taking over ownership of the Atwater Pizza Factory location with his wife Josslyn, following the success of the previous owner’s long-standing commitment. He says that the staff treats them like family.

“Pizza Factory is not only entrenched in the communities it occupies, but it also provides a reliable investment from a business standpoint as its authentic model sets each restaurant up for success,” Nick continues. “During a time when the pizza industry is booming, the Atwater restaurant will definitely provide longevity for a business owner.”

The couple plans to leverage Nick’s experience in the restaurant industry and Josslyn’s extensive background in store management to diversify their portfolio and carry on the Pizza Factory legacy. 

“Pizza Factory in Atwater has a long-standing role in the community and I’m confident that Nick and Josslyn will uphold its strong reputation,” said Pizza Factory CEO Mary Jane Riva. “The duo emulates the brand’s culture in every way. From being longtime fans of Pizza Factory to their extensive operational background in the restaurant industry, launching into ownership of the location that started their love for the brand could not be more perfect.”

At Pizza Factory, there’s nothing we love more than bringing together communities. We strive to create a warm environment where families can enjoy a delicious meal and feel as if this is their hometown pizzeria. Clearly, the feeling stuck within Ahnen family, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to welcome them into ours. 

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