It was not a one-off incident. Dave said that from that day on he continued to volunteer at the Troni family restaurants and soon after brought Riley to work as well.
“Over the past couple of years it’s become almost a norm to go out there and help out,” Dave said. “Whoever needed help, I would go help them.”
Dave said he had a lot of fun working in the pizzeria and as his relationship with his family grew, his POS system business also grew.
Hisni (Junior) Troni, owner of Troni Brothers Pizza and Labi’s uncle, was a customer of Dave. He explained that Junior was ready to start slowing down when he asked if Dave would be interested in owning the business.
“It’s always been something on my mind, but I never really thought I would until the opportunity presented itself,” Dave said.
The Keen family wants to continue to be involved in the community, just as the Troni family has done in the past.
Dave said he plans to add an outreach program for young adults with developmental disabilities. He explained that he was inspired to start this program because his two sons had developmental disabilities. Dave said he started early conversations with schools in the town of Kettering and their special education department to put his vision in place.
Troni Brothers Pizza will continue to use the same family recipes as before. Dave said Junior would continue to help out at the pizzeria a few days a week.
For those who haven’t had Troni Brothers Pizza, Dave said you can expect New York style pizza with everything fresh daily including the dough and sauce. One of the most popular pizzas is the old fashioned pizza which uses red wine juice and pepperoni in the sauce. Dave described the sauce as very sweet. The sauce is drizzled over the top of the cheese rather than under it.
“We’re not changing anything,” Dave said.
He explained that they might change the menu in the future by adding and removing items, but nothing drastic. At this time, the family also worked on renovating the dining room and updating the format of the dining room. Dave said that in a few weeks, customers will be able to order at the counter and have their pizza delivered.
Troni Brothers Pizza is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
For more information about Troni Brothers Pizza, visit www.tronibrotherspizza.com or visit the pizzeria’s Facebook page.