June 4th, 1953
It all began in a 20′ x 15′ room adjoining a small grocery store on Schantz Avenue in Kettering, Ohio. Vic Cassano, Sr., along with his mother-in-law Mom Donisi, took the advice of a family friend who owned a party supply store in which they began selling their Cassano family treat, pizza, in the back of the store.
Cassano’s is Dayton’s first taste of pizza. On opening day, they sold 400 pizzas.