In any given day, 1 out of 8 Americans devour pizza. From the traditional pepperoni to the exotic Hawaiian, there are hundreds of options to satisfy one’s needs. This high demand has encouraged growth of the pizza world across the country. One particular city, Chicago, has exploded with restaurants dusting the area with the traditional Chicago-style deep dish pizza. People travel from all over to try the famous “upside-down” toppings with the bowl-shaped crust that takes typically 45 minutes to bake.
One Chicago family decided to bring a piece of their home to Nashville in April of 2014 and opened 312 Pizza Company located in Germantown. Staci and Daniel Bockman had relocated to Nashville from Chicago. After many months of cooking pizzas at home and sharing with friends, they decided to take the plunge and open a restaurant with their original authentic recipes, providing a little taste of Chicago for all Nashvillians to enjoy.
312 Pizza Company offers everything from appetizers such as the delicious soft baked pretzels with a side of Czann’s Cheddar Ale for dipping, to BYO Deep Dish (we highly suggest adding pepperoni, green peppers, and mushrooms), and if you aren’t in the mood for pizza they have Chicago dogs to boot! Be sure to visit their website and check out the full menu and even place an order online for carryout!
The friendly staff and warm environment has made 312 Pizza Company a huge success in the three years it has been open. Many factors have added to their success. When asked what tips they had for running a successful restaurant, they had some great advice:
- Above all, treat your staff well. They are the ones that interact with the guests on a daily basis. If they are happy and taken care of, the guests will notice.
- Take care of your guests and always make it right for them. Ensure that everyone walks away with a positive experience, and if for some reason the experience is not positive, fix it!
- Be a part of the community. Care about the neighborhood you are a part of and give back.
If you think your feedback is not getting noticed when commenting on your own local restaurant experience, fret not, people are paying attention. When asked if they read food reviews of their restaurant like Yelp and other sites, here’s what they had to say:Be a part of the community. Care about the neighborhood you are a part of and give back.
If you think your feedback is not getting noticed when commenting on your own local restaurant experience, fret not, people are paying attention. When asked if they read food reviews of their restaurant like Yelp and other sites, here’s what they had to say:
“All the time. It is important to keep a finger on the pulse of what people are saying regardless of whether it is positive or negative. It’s always us to spot trends and fix problems immediately, although we always hope to fix an issue before the guests walks out the door. It also allows us to celebrate great service and happy customers!”
Your vote matters, and you should definitely try out 312 Pizza Company to get a little taste of Chicago. Be sure to give feedback on your personal experience. We can say from our own that we will be back! Keep an eye on our upcoming events to see where we will be next!
*Special thanks to owner Staci Bockman who provided us with information. She also owns and operates Tempered Cafe and Chocolate. Be sure to check them out!