Flying Pie History
1974: Dave and Connie Parker start DJ’s Pizza in Mt View California
1978: Dave and Connie move to Boise Idaho and start the Flying Pie Pizzeria store on Fairview Ave
1979: Broadway store next to Boise State University (since closed) opened in Boise
1980: Dave and Connie sell business to Joe Levitch and move to McCall Idaho and establish Flying Pie Pizzeria
August 4th 1984: Dave and Connie open the Flying Pie Pizzeria on 78th and Stark in Portland serving dinner Tue-Sun, Closed on Monday’s for a “Day of Rest” (Cost of a Regular Supreme Calzone $4.50) Seating capacity was 60 people, with the “Smoking” section in the front of the dining room and “Non-Smoking” behind the wall where the video games are located….Employees between 1984 and 1987 included daughter Kathryn Parker (owner Flying Pie Pizzeria in Issaquah and Bellevue WA), Steve Juliano (Founder of Juliano’s Pizzeria in Vancouver WA), and nephew Terry Parker (owner of Olde Towne Pizza in Bend Or)
August 8th 1988: Ty DuPuis joins staff at Flying Pie Pizzeria
1988 through 1996: Flying Pie enjoys gradual growth, adding our Downstairs dining room, going completely “Non-Smoking”, opening for Lunch with “Customizable slices” daily 11-4, and started catering delivery to local businesses. (Cost of Regular Supreme Calzone $4.95)
March 1996: Ty wins the first of 3 consecutive “World’s Fastest Pizza Maker” titles at The Pizza Olympics during the Pizza Expo in Las Vegas NV. Business reached new levels of success due to the added publicity associated with these wins.
May 26th 2000: Flying Pie Pizzeria in Lake Oswego is opened. (Cost of Regular Combo Calzone $5.50)
May 1st 2001: Ty and wife Melissa purchase the Flying Pie Pizzeria’s from Connie Parker.
March 10th 2004: Flying Pie Pizzeria Gresham is opened. Sister Shawn (DuPuis) Kuhn and her husband Ken Kuhn partner in the store with Ty.
March 10th 2008: Flying Pie Pizzeria in Milwaukie is opened. Josh Welch and Tom Miller partner with Ty. (Cost of Regular Combo Calzone $5.95)
January 1st 2010: Kieran DuPuis (hired Oct. 90′) and Chris McGinnis (hired Dec. 92′) became Co-Owners in the Portland and Lake Oswego stores.
Our staff includes several long time employees who have helped Flying Pie serve outstanding pizza over the years:
Flying Pie Pizza Honor Roll
|Michelle Reed||Jan. 90' - Present|
|Shawn (DuPuis) Kuhn||April 98' - Present|
|Byron Natale||April '99 - Present|
|Bryan Tapfer||April 00' - Present|
|Christina Aulback||May 02' - Present|
|David Pope||Nov. 03' - Present|
|Jennifer Peterson||July 04' - Present|
|Sydney Rappaport||July 04' - Present|
|Tom Miller||April 98' - Present|
|Ken Kuhn||Nov. 03' - Present|
|Jessica Burich||May 00' - Present|
|Nathan Patrick||August 00' - Present|
|Jared Oaks||Sept. 02' - Present|
|Josh Dennis||March 04' - Present|
|Stan Oyoumick||Sept. 03' - Present|