From Humble Beginnings to Gourmet Pizza

Our story begins during high school, brothers Chris and Wayne Nelson set a goal to open a top-quality gourmet pizzeria. It would be an establishment that customers would choose to visit again and again. Consistent taste and attentive customer service would be the driving factors for success. Night after night, the brothers experimented in their mother’s kitchen to develop unique recipes for tastes that would bring customers back time and time again. In 1988 they celebrated the opening of their Boyne City store, and the telephones haven’t stopped ringing since. Over the next few decades, the B.C. Pizza brand has expanded to over 30 operating restaurants with more on the horizon.

Building A Reputation for Gourmet Handmade Pizza

B.C. Pizza’s reputation as the “Hometown Handmade Gourmet” pizza was built by using only the freshest, top-quality ingredients and the brothers’ secret recipes for homemade pizza sauce and crust. Customers continue to be impressed by the one-on-one friendly service and the community support that each B.C. Pizza franchise exhibits in their local area.

The Nelsons’ commitment to consistently providing the best quality products, the most attentive service, and the best pizzeria value anywhere has never wavered. Their philosophy of community support remains a pillar of their success. B.C. Pizza donates talent, food, and other support to local causes, and partners with other area businesses to help those in need. Their belief is that what you give to a community makes a big difference in what return you can expect and they encourage that behavior in others. It has been proven time and time again that community support does boost business continuity.

Chris and Wayne want to thank you for taking the time to learn about their beginnings in the gourmet pizza business and the philosophies that continue to guide them along this journey.