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Farmington Hills Papa Romano's Moved, But Didn't Close

Learn more about the business in this week's Business Spotlight.

The Farmington Hills Papa Romano's is now located at 28845 Orchard Lake Road. Photo credit: Papa Romano's
The Farmington Hills Papa Romano's is now located at 28845 Orchard Lake Road. Photo credit: Papa Romano's
Sandra Mette, co-owner of Papa Romano's, said she and her husband bought the Farmington Hills location in 2011.

She recently submitted information about the business to Patch. If you have a business and want to participate in Patch's Small Business Shout Out, you can fill out the online form.

When was the business founded? We relocated from across Harrison High School to 28845 Orchard Lake Road last June. We need the community to help us stay alive. We are very active with the Community yet everyone believes we closed. WE ONLY MOVED. We support and donate to many charities schools and events. But we need your help. We serve organic vegetables and buy alot of our product either local or at least from Michigan Farmers. We have a great product and Great Customers. Once you taste our food I guarantee you will love it. Customers love our service and our food. If its not on our menu, we will find a way to make it. Please support us so we can support you.

How did your business get started? Founded in 1973. We purchased in 2011 after my husband and I lost our jobs in 2008, a month apart. Now we are striving to stay open. Moved 1 year ago from across from Harrison High School. Business dropped more than half. Residents have been told we closed by undisclosed sources. WE ONLY MOVED. We support many charities, Schools, Events. Now we need your help.

What services and/or products does your business provide?
Papa Romano's has catering, delivery, pick up. After Labor Day, we are open 7 days a week. Also hiring drivers (must be 18 or older and want to work) dependable. Reliable, social, well mannered and willing to have fun. We have a great crew and hope to hire local students for inside help. Stop by and apply. But first we need the community to keep us open. GREAT FOOD. We also serve chicken, subs, AWSOME Salads, pastas, excellent lunch specials. We accept all competitors coupons (some restrictions apply). We make Pizza with Love.

What's a fact about your business that most customers probably don't know? We buy all organic vegetables from local Michigan Farmers. Our sub buns are baked fresh fro Diamond Bakery. We live our product and we know you will too once a week we pick a business for free lunch up to 20 people. We also do Birthday parties and school events for children. Each child can make their own Pizza, bambino Bread, and receive a pop and Papa Romano's apron. The children love it.

What's your most popular product?
Our Barbecue Chicken Pizza, Steak and Cheese Subs and our Organic Salads. Although our Italian Chicken Wings are pretty great as well.

Why did you choose the location that you did
? We were located on 12 Mile between Middlebelt & Orchard Lake for over 40 years. We are now located between 12 & 13 Mile on Orchard Lake. 28845 Orchard Lake, North of 11 Mile. We love our Customers!! Enter as Strangers, Leave as Friends. That's our Motto. The community is great, if we all stick together. We can all make a difference. We love our new location. We just need more Customers.

For more information, stop in at 28845 Orchard Lake Road, Farmington Hills, or call 248-987-2579.
Deb Kendzierski October 06, 2013 at 10:27 AM
Re: Papa Romanos move. Great question as to why they moved. I didn't see an answer. I know we do not order very often anymore since the move
Sandra Mette October 07, 2013 at 11:21 AM
Papa Romano's moved due to circumstances out of our control. The decision to move was not easy. However our new location ls wide open and larger than the prior location. Our customers appreciate that they can see everything we do. Watch the food come out of the oven. See us make a salad and have constant exposure to everything. The OCHD loves our location. It is clean and spacious. We like NOT hiding behind a wall.

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