When we started our business and open our first modest restaurant in 1975, we did so with excitement, trepidation, and a sense of responsibility. We saw this as an opportunity. Yes, to make money, but also to bring some new foods (New York-style pizza and hot hoagy sandwiches) to this area. Within days we also quickly began to understand the obligation we had to care for those our success or failure were most dependent on, our employees and you, our customers.
Since our restaurants have been supported by the communities we serve, it has always been important to us that we, in turn, support those communities. Long time DAVANNI'S customers probably know that we are a home-grown company with local ownership. You may have heard one of our spokespeople say that the money you spend at DAVANNI'S stays here. Of course, we live here. Of course, we employ members of your family, friends and neighbors. Of course, their earnings end up getting reinvested in the local economy (food, clothing, housing, automobiles, furniture, entertainment, etc.). Because we are local, the money we invest in new restaurants, the repairs and remodeling we do, the taxes we pay, all go back into our communities. What may not be quite as obvious, are some of the other ways we choose to reinvest in the health (financial, civic and otherwise) of this place we all call home. Read the articles on local partnering if you are interested in learning more about what we do with every dollar you choose to spend with us.