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By adamg - 9/5/20 - 12:18 pm

Michael Valerio, a Sicilian immigrant who started the Papa Gino's pizza chain, died Wednesday. He was 89. Read more.

By adamg - 11/4/18 - 4:39 pm

WCVB reports Dedham-based Papa Gino's closed dozens of branches today, at least in some cases with no advance notice to workers. And even as workers were finding out they had no job, the chain was tweeting out some promotion. Probably not a good idea.

By adamg - 3/6/16 - 9:50 am

Chris Brogan tells Papa Gino's to go to hell after chronicling everything that went wrong with his attempt to get some food delivered from there:

You stink. You’re a national chain that can’t do what my local place does flawlessly every time.

By adamg - 8/3/14 - 12:44 pm

Two former employees of Papa Gino's allege the local chain avoided paying them overtime for work weeks that sometimes spanned 70 hours by classifying them as "managers" even though they weren't managers.

Jean Max Similien of Stoughton and Jay Jenks of Dedham filed what they hope will become a class-action suit last week in US District Court in Boston.

By adamg - 12/5/13 - 8:59 am
Lion and pizza

Mike reports that when he ordered a pizza from the Randolph Papa Gino's last night, he made a request: "Draw a lion on box, please. Even if cheesy." As you can see, they delivered. He adds:

My one year old saw it and roared. Which was my entire reason for the request.

By adamg - 3/17/10 - 6:29 pm

Yeah, I would never utter that sentence, either (for that matter, I no longer even want to eat their "pizza"). But the Boston Business Journal reports Papa's got a new burger, including, apparently, one it calls "the classic."

By adamg - 11/8/08 - 5:07 pm

Dear Papa Gino's:

Today is Nov. 8. There is absolutely no reason why customers at your Dedham outlet (you know, the one in the same strip mall as your headquarters) should be assaulted by "Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire" and "Little Drummer Boy."

It's not like you're some department store that's desperately trying to get people to buy Christmas stuff. You don't even sell Christmas pizzas or festive holiday pasta, so you have no excuse. It's just too damn early, so please turn off the Christmas music.

By adamg - 3/9/08 - 3:05 pm

Channel 4 reports police are looking for four guys who walked into the Cleary Square Papa Gino's just after 11 p.m. on Saturday and held the place up - right around the corner from the Hyde Park police station. All wore white ski masks; two carried sawed-off shotguns:

Store employees, who were all in their teens, and a manager, were ordered to lay face down on the ground, police said. Workers told police one of the employees was pistol whipped

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