Willy’s Pizza opened its doors in 1987. It started as a family business that was created around the idea that food that was delivered didn’t have to compromise on the dining experience. Creative recipes, quality of ingredients and a classic baking style all came together to allow for great tasting food to be delivered to that Kanata community. As word spread about Willy’s Pizza, it became apparent that additional locations needed to be added to keep up with demand.
The family decided that if they needed to grow, they would do it on their terms. They selected partners that would help the Willy’s Pizza menu become available to more homes across Ottawa without ever risking a compromise on the principles that allowed the restaurant to grow in the first place.
Over the next twenty plus years, Willy’s Pizza enjoyed a controlled growth that saw the addition of locations throughout Stittsville, Kanata, Ottawa West, Nepean, Barrhaven, and Ottawa South. This growth was all due to the support of the communities that welcomed Willy’s Pizza locations with open arms.
It was this warm welcome that prompted the owners to collectively decide that being positive and contributing members of their communities would become central to their business. Since then, Willy’s Pizza locations have sponsored teams within their communities, provided food at neighbourhood events and even supported emergency team efforts during trying times.