Kuna’s Idaho Pizza Company was bought by Dan and Shelly Rowell in April of 2012. What many people don’t know is that Idaho Pizza Company is a franchise of 14 locations in southwest Idaho which started in 1998. All locations use the same pricing, ingredients and basic décor so that any customer could walk in any location and have the same great experience.
Previously to buying his first restaurant Dan Rowell spent 25 years in the tradeshow and event rental business. The couple owned their own companies for eight years which they sold in 2005. Being semi-retired, Dan worked with a golf event promotion company and Shelly Rowell acquired her Real Estate license.
“We have always been in the customer service business”, said Dan, “so we thought that was an area we could help improve in this business”.
Dan and Shelly have worked hard at improving the customer experience. The restaurant was updated to make it more open and inviting and to provide more seating. The banquet room offers a place for private meetings and parties.
Another improvement was enhancing the salad bar both in size and quality. “I love hearing customers comment on the salad bar being one of the best around,” said Shelly.
The Rowell’s believe in working hard as a family. Both Dan and Shelly spend much of their time at the restaurant in the kitchen and behind the counter. Their daughter Danielle Rowell manages the restaurant and their other daughter Michelle Rowell works part time as the
Supporting community events is important to them. They sponsor a Kuna youth football team as well as an adult co-ed softball team. “I really enjoy supporting our youth teams,” said Dan.
Now that they have hit their one year anniversary they are feeling like they will have more time to get out and be involved
in the community.
They also wanted to give a special thanks to Kuna residents John and Leah McNicholl, who own the parent company, for letting them join the Idaho Pizza Company family.
If you haven’t been to Idaho Pizza in over a year, please come check us out again! Hours are 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. daily. They are located at 331 Avenue E in Kuna and can be reached