We Cook Pizza and Pasta thrives at the Grand Canyon
Business as usual is anything but for a pizzeria fueled by one of the largest attractions in America. We Cook Pizza and Pasta is situated a mere two miles from the entrance to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon in the tiny Arizona town of Tusayan — population nearly 600.
“There are a lot of unique situations at the Grand Canyon,” says general manager Brian Ciesielski, from the altitude and drastic temperature changes to business limitations and employee housing. Amid its challenges, the 2013 Pizza Today Hot 100 Independent Pizzeria (No. 99) grossed more than $1.8 million in sales last year. We Cook thrives on its peak seasons, totaling just five months a year.