My Pie Pizza

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My Pie Pizza

John Merendino is the CEO and president of My Pie Pizza, which is currently in 11 locations. Its social media advertising and marketing is mostly on My Pie Pizza's menu for different occasions, discount programs for different theme days, and its services such as online delivery and catering services.

Current Executive Team

  • The co-founders of My Pie are Ryan Mitchell and John Merendino.
  • As per the Zoom Info profile of My Pie Pizza, John Merendino is the CEO and president of My Pie Pizza.
  • As of December 2018, Steven Avery was the Vice President of Operations for My Pie, however, no information indicates whether he is still functioning in that role.

Current Locations

  • My Pie Pizza does online order delivery or take-out from 7 locations: Gilbert, Phoenix, Tempe, Omaha, Las Vegas, Clinton, and Holladay.

Social Media Advertising and Marketing

  • My Pie Pizza advertises and markets on social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram and to a lesser extent on YouTube.
  • Its social media advertising and marketing posts on Facebook and Instagram are almost identical and are posted almost daily. On some days several posts are placed on these platforms.
  • My Pie Pizza markets its services such as online ordering, catering services, seasonal menus for fall through social media posts.
  • A series of social media posts promoted its new store location in Albany. The content included location photos and a couple of activities at the New Albany store.
  • My Pie Pizza's advertises its menu, discounts, and offerings through social media posts celebrating special occasions such as Fall Menu, National Pizza Pepperoni day, National Dessert Day, and others.
  • My Pie Pizza advertises its marketing campaigns such as holiday gift certificates, sweepstakes contests, and others on social media.


Research Strategy

We started our search on My Pie Pizza's website, where we got information about the various locations. We researched the company's website, LinkedIn profile, news articles, and Zoom Info profile to get details on the company's executive team. Furthermore, My Pie Pizza's social media profiles such as Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube were researched to provide an overview of its social media advertising and marketing.
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Profile: Ryan Mitchell

Ryan Mitchell is the co-founder and owner of My Pie Pizza, is not married, and lives in Phoenix, Arizona.

Educational History

  • Ryan Mitchell attended Don Bosco Preparatory High School (a private, all-boys Roman Catholic high school from ninth through twelfth grades) in Ramsey, New Jersey. He also attended UNSW in Sydney, Australia, as displayed on his personal Facebook page here. In addition, he attended Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona.

Professional History

  • Ryan Mitchell's only available professional record is being a co-founding partner of My Pie Pizza in Phoenix, Arizona.

Interests

  • Ryan Mitchell's Facebook shows he has interest in music, having liked the late American pop icon Michael Jackson's page and also pop sensation Shakira's page. He is an ardent football fan and supports the Arizona Cardinals. He also has an interest in movies and television shows.
  • Arizona Foothills Magazine lists Mitchell as a "lover of opera, destination dates and pizza". It continues by stating he "knows what he wants" and has an "unparalleled passion for his work"
  • The magazine surmises "life makes him one of the Valley’s most eligible bachelors."
  • Mitchell is single and states, "In the end, what I am truly looking for is depth, someone who is truly ready to experience every facet of a true connection. Look me in the eye when I hold your hand, and close your eyes when you kiss me. If I love you, then I will always love you. Life is short, so I want someone ready to jump in and really smile and laugh with me. Oh, and I guess I'd say I always fall for that brown-eyed girl."
  • The best advice he ever received was by his brothers who told him, "don't suffer". He continues, "What I took from it is that your happiness is your choice. Don't dwell on past mistakes. Don't lose time beating yourself up in the present. The future doesn't mean tomorrow, it means the very second you move forward. I started living by a "say yes to life" motto, and I've been happier ever since."

Social Media Profile Links

  • Ryan Mitchell has a personal Facebook page, which is attached by this link, and he also has an Instagram page, which is linked here.

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Profile: John Merendino

While there is no publicly available information to fully answer the question, we've used available data to pull together the key findings related to John Merendino of My Pie Pizza. Below are helpful findings and an outline of our research strategies to better understand why the information requested is publicly unavailable as well as a deep dive into our findings.

Helpful Findings

Research Strategy

We commenced our research by thoroughly browsing the My Pie Pizza website for a summary or biography of John Merendino. This strategy yielded no results; we instead found information pertaining to the history of My Pizza Pie, restaurant locations, contact information and links to their social media sites.

We then browsed each of My Pie Pizza social media sites to find information and news relevant to John Merendino. Neither the Facebook page, Instagram nor YouTube channel provided any information on John Merendino. The social media sites have mostly advertisements, special offers and videos of pizzas being prepared.

We thereafter conducted a search in the public domain in order to find news articles, biographies or profiles of John Merendino. The search resulted in information and profiles for individuals that hold the same name, but none of them were connected to My Pie Pizza. We found articles on John Jerome Merendino, Jr, M.D, John Merendino a Financial Advisor in Westbury, NY and John Merendino who is the Director of Foodservice Sourcing at CPSM.

We decided to narrow the search by looking through local news and media sites. This was successful in finding information related to John Merendino of My Pie Pizza, however, no new information was identified. One website mentions John Merendino as the Manager of Pizza Your Way Management, LLC. We also found news articles such as My Pie Pizza plans to expand nationally, My Pie reaching new milestone by opening its first Florida location, and reviews on working at My Pie Pizza.

Lastly, we searched various Company Database such as Bloomberg, Crunchbase and Craft to find a company analysis of My Pie Pizza which we assume would include information or links to John Merendino. Neither of company database provided an analysis on My Pie Pizza. We then did a public search for an analysis of the company but our efforts were futile. We found a 2019 Pizza Power Report, Your Pie company analysis on Owler and a sample Pie Restaurant Business Plan.




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