Giordano’s Pizza was founded in 1974 in Chicago, Illinois, by brothers Efren and Joseph Boglio, who had immigrated to America from Italy. The brothers first worked at pizza restaurants, but were not impressed with the quality, so they opened their own restaurant.
The company operates a chain of mostly franchised pizza and Italian food restaurants which use the same pizza recipe that the founding brothers obtained from their mother. Later, the brothers experimented with pizza crusts and flours. They state that they were the inventors of the stuffed crust pizza.
Giordano’s Pizza has approximately 50 locations, most of them in the greater Chicago area. Giordano’s remains one of Chicago’s most famous pizzaria’s. They are best known for their deep dish and stuffed crust pizza’s.