JUST A QUICK HISTORY OF HOW NOLA'S BECAME
"YOUR FAVORITE NEIGHBORHOOD PIZZERIA SINCE 1980"
KEN NOLA & KEITH JONES ABOUT 1982
NOLA'S THE WAY IT LOOKED WHEN KEN BOUGHT IT IN
APRIL OF 1980
Ken met Keith while he was working as the pizzaman at Mannino's Restaruant in
Wellington, which was located in the Wellington Country Plaza at the corner of Forest Hill Blvd. and Wellington Trace. (The plaza
behind Blockbuster and Starbucks.) Keith started out as a prep person.
Brought on by competition from Dominoes, Nola's started home delivery, in 1985. Ken purchased
his own delivery trucks, which were equipped with propane fired ovens to keep the pizza hot and fresh and 2-Way radios to
dispatch the pizzas to your door. We also started our lunch route to service the local businesses with hot pizza, fresh subs, salads
and cold drinks.
NOLA'S AND ROD'S SIGNS ON A
TWO LANE FOREST HILL BLVD.
MARY HAS SERVED THE LOCAL BUSINESSES LUNCH
In 1998, we retired the trucks and purchased the more familiar Nola's delivery cars
you see around your neighborhood now. They proved to be a more fuel efficient and reliable delivery vehicle.
MARY AND HER NEW DELIVERY VEHICLE.
In 2002, while in high school, Brenda started working evenings as a part time phone person. In May 2006, she became Nola's General
In May 2006, Ken decided to retire from the pizza business and now Keith has taken over the responsibilty of making
sure you have the same great food and friendly service that you have known since 1980.
FROM 1980 TO THE PRESENT WE STRIVE TO MAINTAIN THE HIGHEST QUALITY FOOD AND SERVICE THAT YOU HAVE COME TO EXPECT FROM YOUR FAVORITE
Nola's opened April 15, 1980. Ken and his brother-in-law Mike Rosselli worked Nola's
for the first few months by themselves. Then Ken decided they would need some help because his wife was expecting their first child. He
was concerned that she would go into labor on a Friday or Saturday and Mike would be left alone on one their busiest nights. So he
called Keith Jones to help.
In May 2013, after 25 years of dedicated lunch service to businesses in the surrounding area, Mary decided to retire.
This is a picture of her last day running the lunch route. She will be missed by her customers and co-workers!