Gino’s East, the renowned Chicago pizzeria, is in the process of opening it’s first location outside of Illinois. They ran into a big problem, and RC Gallegos, owner of RC’s NYC Pizza, an established pizzeria located near the new restaurant, stepped in to save the day.
Gino’s East was in the process of training the staff for the grand opening when their huge Hobart mixer died. Almost every pizzeria has a Hobart; it’s used to mix the pizza dough, and without one, you’re not going to make dough in commercial qualities. Repairs for these big machines are neither fast nor cheap, and Gino’s East was facing days of downtime, jeopardizing the opening.
|A broken Hobart Mixer|
Phil Nicosia, owner of Pallotta’s Italian Grill, describes what happened:
“They (Gino’s East) were having issues with their dough mixer and RC let them come over to his place a borrow his and prep their dough in his place. He also set them up with local vendors and repair guys to help with the issues they had. I gotta say, that is pretty awesome of him! Whether he serves deep dish pizza or not, they are direct competition and he stepped up and helped them out of a huge bind. THAT’S what supporting local and being a good business person is all about! Hats off to RC!”
To us at HTownChowDown, this is a great example of the type of act the world needs to hear about.
|RC Gallegos, owner of RC’s NYC Pizza|
RC’s Pizza is the type of business that is a valuable member of the community; if you’ve not been lately, go enjoy a great NYC-style pizza and thank RC for doing what he does. They have locations in Kingwood and the Woodlands area.