The original Your Pizza location was founded by a family in Massillon, Ohio, in the 1950s. This family-owned business grew very slowly over the next few decades until 1978, when current CEO Dave Newstetter purchased the restaurant. He opened a second location in 1981.
Today, the company has 11 franchised locations in Ohio and Florida. Offering more than just pizza, the company also offers fish, wings, salads, special Italian foods, such as spaghetti, and other specialty pizzas.
In 2002, a newcomer to the neighborhood saw a sign above the Canton, Ohio, Your Pizza location that advertised a “420 Special”. Understanding this to be marijuana-related, the women asked that the sign be removed. After much protest, the sign was eventually removed, but the special pizza remained.
The company was named one of the best pizza franchises by Franchise Opportunity Blog in 2019.
Your Pizza Shop has future plans for expansion, including offering a sports bar, although the location has yet to be revealed.
The corporate office for Your Pizza Shop remains in Massillon, Ohio.