"This page describes the American fast food chain. For the Swiss automobile producer, see Sbarro (automobile)."

company_name = Sbarro
company_type = Private (family-owned)
foundation = Brooklyn, New York (1967)
location = Melville, New York
key_people = Peter Beaudrault, President and CEO
Anthony J. Puglisi,VP and CFO, Anthony Missano, Stuart M. Steinberg, John Brisco
locations = 1,000+
industry = Food | products = Pizza, Pasta
revenue = $354.4 million (2006) [cite press release |title=Sbarro, Inc. Announces Results of Operations for the Year Ended December 31, 2006 |publisher=Sbarro, Inc. |url= ] | homepage = []

Sbarro is a U.S.-based chain of fast-food restaurants that sells pizza and other Italian dishes. Before entering the pizza business, the Sbarro family operated a Salumeria (Italian grocery store), which opened in 1956. The first Sbarro restaurant was opened by Gennaro and Carmela Sbarro in Brooklyn, New York, (Kings Plaza Shopping Center) in 1970. Sbarro, Inc., is based in Melville, New York.

Most of Sbarro's restaurants are located in shopping malls, airports, service areas, cinemas or college campuses. Sbarro has nearly 1,000 locations across 30 countries. The chain specializes in New York-style pizza, selling mostly "by the slice."


In 1956, the Sbarro family opened their first Salumeria (an Italian grocery store) in Brooklyn, which became popular for its specially fresh food and genuine Italian fare, including homemade mozzarella, imported cheese, and sausage and salami.

The success of the Sbarro Salumeria led to the opening of more locations throughout the New York City area. In 1967, Sbarro opened its first mall-based restaurant in Brooklyn's Kings Plaza Shopping Center, marking the beginning of the modern Sbarro concept: Italian food in an open kitchen that allowed for fast self service. Over the last 50 years, the King's Plaza business model has been replicated some 1,000 times - helping Sbarro expand throughout the U.S, and the rest of the world.

In early 2007, Sbarro was acquired by MidOcean Partners, a private equity firm with offices in New York and London. [cite web |title=History |work=Sbarro, Inc. |url= ]

ee also

*Sbarro restaurant suicide bombing (August 9, 2001, in Jerusalem, Israel)


External links

* [ Sbarro Website]

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