Jason D. Biggs was a born entrepreneur. He opened his own bank account when he was 10 years old. He mowed lawns, shoveled snow, delivered newspapers, .. read moreopened a small neighborhood bicycle shop and sold candy out of a little red wagon in front of his house. When he was 12, he bought 10 shares of stock in Anchor Hocking.
His first exposure to the pizza business was in 1988. He worked as a delivery driver with his buddy, Chris Hammack, at a little pizza shop owned by Dirk & Connie Crist called Cristy's Pizza. After high school, Chris went to work for a five-star hotel in Hawaii, where he learned the meaning of customer service, and in 1990, Jason purchased Cristy's Pizza.
A year later, Chris rejoined Jason as General Manager and the company expanded with stores in Baltimore, Carroll and West Lancaster, Ohio. In 2000, Cristy's moved into Chillicothe, Ohio by acquiring Poppa Dino's, a top 100 pizza company in the country. In 2001, Cristy's sold its first franchise in Bowling Green, Ohio. With expansion in Logan and Nelsonville in January of 2003, the company grew to a total of nine locations, including Papa Boo's "The Lake Place" overlooking Buckeye Lake. www.papaboos.com
Through its operational improvements, including computerized point-of-sale and an enduring commitment to quality, Cristy's is ranked by Pizza Today Magazine in the top 100 privately owned pizza brands in the U.S.