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.
|2011 Systemwide Sales ($000)||$34,000,000*|
|YOY Sales Change||17.2%|
|2011 U.S. Units||47|
|2011 Average Unit Volume ($000)||$765,000|
|Future 50 Year||2012|
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