Back in 1988, when Bosco’s Carry-Out Pizzeria first opened its doors, no one had any idea that the little corner pizzeria would become a national phenomenon! Today, we produce and distribute millions of Bosco Sticks and Bosco Pizza throughout the United States every week. How did we come so far?
Carry-out pizzerias are on every corner, so what set us apart? A great idea and some hard work. Back in 1988, frozen pizza was hard to distinguish from the cardboard it was packaged on, both in texture and in flavor. When local high schools learned that we could deliver frozen pizza – real pizzeria-style pizza – they jumped at the chance to serve them.
In 1995, Bosco’s launched the first commercially-made frozen stuffed crust pizza. One day, a short while later, the cheese filled crust came off a slice of stuffed crust pizza and we realized - these would make great breadsticks! Thus, the Bosco Stick was born. We now offer a variety of delectable filled breadsticks and tasty pizza to our customers.
A generation of school kids have grown up with Bosco Sticks. They’ve become a favorite not just in schools, but also in restaurants and cafeterias all over the country. We are also available for home purchase through retailers like Wal-Mart, Meijer, Costco, Sam’s Club and many more!
What makes our products so good? It is our not-so-secret ingredient – TIME.
Other frozen breadsticks and frozen pizzas have never been able to match our quality because we take the time to treat our dough the way it should be treated. We make all of our dough from scratch the way bakeries do, so Bosco Sticks and Bosco Pizza crusts taste like real bread. Other companies try to imitate us, but take short cuts to save time and money. The short cuts may make for a faster process, but their products will never match our quality.
We started out with the help of family and friends, personally delivering frozen pizzas to nearby customers. Today, we’re still all family and friends – now there are just a lot more of us! The Bosco Team consists of more than 150 employees of whom 45 have been with Bosco for over ten years. That’s commitment!
We’re proud of our work. We’re proud of our products. We’re proud to be Bosco’s Team members. When you taste our products, we think you will agree that our pride shows.
What is a Bosco Stick?
“The short answer is a breadstick filled with mozzarella cheese. The long answer is that they’re the hottest thing in food school service.”
Grand Rapids Press
“I am the lunch lady who cooks the Bosco Sticks. The students LOVE them… My kids absolutely can’t wait to get in line. Our school also gives the students one Bosco Stick with their selection of yogurt. I think the students buy the yogurt just to get the Bosco Stick.”
“They’re so popular that they’re certain to be on the menu on the annual headcount day to make sure kids come to school.”
Food Service Director Grand Rapids Schools
“This is going to be a weird email...my 7 year old son goes to an elementary school that serves Bosco Cheese Sticks on Fridays for hot lunch. Apparently he really enjoys them as he has put them on his Christmas Wish List. I was wondering if these are sold to the general public or how I might get my hands on some. Any suggestions?"