Amato’s originated in 1902 in Maine as a dockside sandwich cart operated by Italian immigrant Giovanni Amato. Eventually, Giovanni and his wife opened the first Amato’s Sandwich Shop in Portland, Maine. In 1972, another Italian immigrant, Dominic Reali, bought the business, tweaked the menu and began growing the concept. Today, Amato’s Pizza is a chain of limited-service restaurants specializing in “Real Italian” food, especially pizzas, pastas and sub sandwiches. The longstanding chain serves up its fare in a cozy, neighborhood atmosphere. Amato’s is a privately held chain. 

LocationPortland, Maine
2011 Systemwide Sales$34,000,000*
% Change in Sales17.2%
2011 U.S. Units47
2011 Average Unit Volume$765,000
% Change in AUV0.0%
Future 50 Year2012