As we celebrate our 35th anniversary it is fun to reflect back as to how La Hacienda Brighton started out from nothing and developed into one of the premier pizzerias/restaurants in the Tonawanda s.
The actual beginning started in New Orleans in the spring of 1977. At the time I was a district manager for Oscar Mayer covering four states, and was about to be transferred to Los Angeles. I have been in the food service business for most of my high school and college years and we missed home ï¾¦ Buffalo. My wife Joan s brothers had a very successful pizzeria/ restaurant, Bob $ John s La Hacienda, and they offered financial, physical and moral support to help us get up and running. So in August 1977 after much searching for the correct site, we settled on the site that was the headquarters for the Di Rose pizzerias, we uprooted from New Orleans and moved back home with our 1st son, Tommy. With a brief two week training at Bob $ John s along with remodeling in the off hours we were able to open Oct. 3rd. 1977 and have not looked back.