The Scarnato Brothers open their first take-out and delivery location in the Chicagoland Area.
Scarnato Brothers open their second take-out/delivery location.
In a quick six years, the Scarnato family found great success in owning and operating take-out/delivery pizzerias and expand to five locations across the Chicagoland area.
The Scarnato Family breaks away from their partners to create their own restaurant concept, Pizza Italia. Two of their previous locations are rebranded and the others are sold.
A new Pizza Italia location is added which features the Scarnato family's first restaurant with the option to dine in.
2002 - 2005
After getting a taste for dine-in restaurants, the Scarnato Family once again plans to build a new concept featuring a full dining room and bar to offer their premium product from oven to table with even more of the Scarnato family recipes.
Buddyz A Chicago Pizzeria opens in 2006 in Algonquin, IL.
The Scarnato Brothers build their first full service restaurant while continuing to offer the same delivery and take-out services they always have while adding new and beloved menu items from their own childhoods.
After the immediate success of the Buddyz concept, Joe & Tim sell their remaining stores and interest in their Pizza Italia take-out delivery concept to invest their time into the newest venture.
The second Buddyz location opens in downtown McHenry, IL with a huge footprint featuring a patio lined with boat slips along the Fox River.
Half of the Scarnato family moves West to Phoenix Arizona.
Buddyz opens first Arizona location in Queen Creek, AZ.
In 2015, the Scarnato Brothers bring their concept to a food truck, servicing all of Phoenix.
While the Buddyz brand begins to collect accolades in Phoenix as the best Chicago pizza around, the Scarnato Brothers open two more Buddyz locations in Phoenix, one in Gilbert and one in Ahwatukee.
The fourth and final Arizona Buddyz location is opened in San Tan Valley, AZ.
Following the success of all the Scarnato Family brands they decide to build a new franchise concept to allow their family, friends, & loyal customers to join in on their success. So the VERO concept is born.
All of the existing Buddyz locations transition to the new Vero brand while the very first Vero Chicago Pizza location opens in Gilbert, AZ in the heart of the East Valley.
The 5th Vero location opens in South Chandler, AZ.
Vero is voted Best Chicago Pizza in the state of Arizona by The Washington Post®, as well as voted the Best Deep Dish Pizza in Phoenix by The Phoenix NewTimes®