The Poppa Rollo's Story
In 1964, while a student at Baylor University, Roland Duty got a job working at Pepe's Pizza in Waco, Texas. The business was owned by Col. E.M.Stinson. After several years the business sold to John Diebolt. While attending school part time, Mr.Duty purchased two of the Pepe's Pizza locations.
In 1969, Roland bought two locations: one at the Golden Triangle and one near Baylor University. On August 1,1969 Pepe's became Poppa Rollo's Pizza.
In 1979, the Golden Triangle Shopping Center was torn down to make way for business growth in the Valley Mills Drive area. We moved to our current location at 703 N. Valley Mills Drive in April, 1979. The business grew and in less than 10 years had more than tripled in size. Our Valley Mills Dr store now occupies more than 11,000 square feet and can seat more than 500.
Poppa Rollo's has always been a family business. In May of 2015 Roland's son Justin opened a new location on Hewitt Dr, and in September of 2015 were honored by Pizza Today magazine as one of the "Hot 100 independent pizzerias" We are committed to the same principles that have been with us from the start. Quality food served in a fun atmosphere. Let us show you why we've been around for 46 years!