Dougie John’s Pizza opened its doors as Findlay’s only carside pickup pizzeria in November 2017, with a Grand Opening celebration on January 2nd, 2018. Throughout the soft opening stage, owner, Doug Craig, was overwhelmed by the wonderful reception: “There are already over 70 reviews [on their Facebook page].” Doug’s wife, Kelly, also works in the shop. Their 13-year-old son, Collin, serves as a dishwasher on weekends.

A native of the Clyde/Fremont area, Doug worked in a pizza place in high school. He loved it so much that he joked that he should open his own, and call it “Dougie John’s,” playing on a certain familiar name. After all, his full name is Douglas John Craig.

His mother loved the idea, but it would be a while before he could actually open up his own business. This didn’t stop neighbors in his subdivision from calling him up to ask him to make pizzas for their families. In 2011, the dream became a reality as Doug opened a food truck in pizza-place-less Old Fort, Ohio. He continued his day job of selling fire protection supplies, but the truck gave him a chance to enjoy his beloved pastime.

The current location at 106 S. Main Street in Findlay is the first brick-and-mortar storefront. Doug has high hopes that there will be more. “If you look at our logo, there are 8 pepperonis on it. I eventually hope to have a total of 8 locations within 10 years –  just in the region, not on a national level.”

Dougie John’s is the “Home of Car-Side Pick-Up.” That means you place your order online or over the phone, then park in 1 of their 4 designated pickup parking places at pickup time. They’ll bring your order right out to you, and finalize payment, all without you having to get out of your car! They do not offer delivery to residences, but do offer business delivery. In the warm months, limited patio seating is available. Indoor seating and dine-in lunch specials will be available from November 7th, 2018.

All day, every day, a 10% discount is offered to all first responders and military. Specials are offered regularly – call in or visit their Facebook page to check in.

Place an order online here.

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