Matt grew up in a pizza restaurant. Working with his Father they opened their first restaurant in 1982 in Delta, UT on Main Street. They named it “The Pizza House.” It was there that Matt’s dad developed the slow rising pizza dough used today to make Pizza Pie Café pizza so good!
Matt’s teen years included reading trade magazines and going to Pizza trade shows. At the age of 16 he read “Pizza Tiger”, the story of Tom Monaghan and Domino’s. Matt said, “I knew at that point that I wanted to open my own pizza restaurants and do that for the rest of my life.”
Matt went on to work for various restaurants (too many to list) and in 1991 met his wife while working at “The Brick Oven” (Heaps) in Provo, UT. They always wanted a restaurant of their own, so in 2003 the couple moved to Rexburg, Idaho and took over an abandoned pizza shop called Craigo’s.
They put their talents to work creating Craigo’s Gourmet Pizza. The building quickly became too small and in 2005 Craigo’s moved locations in Rexburg. From humble beginnings as a college hangout, Craigo’s became Pizza Pie Café and what you see today!