December 19th, 2019
Best Burritos in the Country #21
A staple in Athens, Ohio, Big Mamma's Burritos serves up a burrito so large that the owners claim they've taken the standard burrito and corrupted it with delicious, twisted ideas. The Chili Mamma, a soft flour tortilla stuffed with rice, hot sauce, sour cream, cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, onions and famous Skyline chili, is a hot commodity, but the Chipotle Ranch Mamma is the most-popular burrito. Think chicken, a delicious chipotle ranch sauce, cheese, rice, lettuce, tomatoes and onions. Whatever you choose, you won't leave hungry.
December 2nd, 2019
Young Ones To Watch: O.A.R. Rocker Jerry DePizzo's Latest Side Gig is Growing a Budding Burrito Business
Imagine if your job that consisted of playing saxophone and guitar for a wildly popular rock band was only half of what you did on a given day. Such is the case for Jerry DePizzo, 39, whose two-decade career as a member of O.A.R. has recently given way to a new entrepreneurial endeavor with Ohio-based burrito brand Big Mamma's Burritos.
DePizzo and business partner Matt Crumpton bought Big Mamma's in February 2019 after successfully growing calzone-focused QSR franchise D.P. Dough to the point of acquisition earlier in the year. As the two set out to find their next venture, they seized on what they see as a prime opportunity with Big Mamma's...
October 24th, 2019
Multiplatinum Band Member's Next Act? Building a Burrito Chain
There are plenty of foodservice entrepreneurs who split their time between a restaurant company and another gig. But few can lay claim to a side hustle quite like Jerry DePizzo's.
DePizzo is a core member of the multiplatinum band O.A.R., a massively popular rock outfit that's put out 10 records in 20-plus years. But even while O.A.R. is still going strong on the national circuit, DePizzo is also building an Ohio-based fast-casual burrito concept.
In the midst of a busy touring season, DePizzo and his business partner, Matt Crumpton, bought Big Mamma's Burritos earlier this year and intend to scale it through both franchised and corporate loc...