Sela, the founder and CEO of Slice, prepares a pizza.
— It’s time to get closer with local pizzerias without even
leaving the house. With a few clicks and one app, Slice is changing
the way to order pizza.
was created to “unite proud pizza makers, loyal customers, and
communities everywhere to become the only way to order authentic,
local pizza,” said Slice’s Senior Marketing Manager Samantha
app allows customers to order pizza from local pizzerias straight
from their phone. Slice has a partnership with a few local Waukesha
pizzerias: Michael’s Italian Restaurant, Scrima’s Pizza, among
founder Ilir Sela grew up in Staten Island where most of his friends
and family own and operate pizzerias in the New York City area. Once
he finished college with a computer science degree, he established
his own IT company, which led to him becoming the go-to tech support
for his friends and family’s pizzerias.
soon realized 60 percent of the pizza shops were owned by families,
yet 90 percent of online orders were being placed through large
chains such as Pizza Hut. Slice is giving the power back to the
local pizzerias with just an app, according to the company.
years ago, Sela founded MyPizza, which has over 3,000 pizzerias
across the U.S. and he saw how successful the business was, so he
wanted to branch out even more, which is how Slice came about.
hired a team of 50 in New York City and now Slice is on a mission to
bring people closer to their local pizzerias.
reached out to the pizzerias in Waukesha because we are launching
town by town in our effort to go national,” Taube said.