Welcome to Danny's Pizza
The Owner Danny LaFranca is an Italian American That Grew up in Long Island NY. I been in Fort Mill over 20 years. I learned from my Grandparents from Sicilia who owned Bakeries & Pizzerias. I have been honing my skills to make the best Pizza that everyone from all over the U.S would love.
I opened the First Danny's in 2013 & through my recipes & direction it became very successful! In 2016 I sold Danny's & took some time off. To seek other interests! I knew cooking was a part of me & I wanted to bring back the high quality recipes. I wanted to bring the original recipes back to Danny's Pizza! I had an opportunity to purchase the Danny's Pizza in Downtown Fort Mill! & with my direction & great staff we have been successful thanks to the Community of Fort Mill!
Kevin Cooper (pictured below) was born and raised in southern West Virginia. I relocated to the area 3 years ago currently residing in Pineville NC. I have been a salaried manager for 17 years. Most of my experience has been in casual dining. November 2019 I transitioned to the pizzeria world and opened The Original Danny's Pizza location in Rock Hill SC as general manager. When time allows I enjoy the water, travel, and spending time with friends. I love the pizza industry and I have met a lot of great people since I've been here.
Delshee (Del) Blair New Fort Mill Manger (pictured below right)
Born and raised in Charlotte.
I've been in the food service industry for almost 25 years.
Married with four children
(2)girls (2)boys Ages: 21, 11, 6, 1
Love listening to music, playing/watching sports, love art especially comic book art.
Favorite nickname "Turbo" My first job was in the food service industry when I was 16 years old. My brother got me a job in the restaurant where he worked. Everyone in my family has a passion for food including myself so it felt natural to pursue a career in the business. I remember one day after a four hour rush I walked through the dining room of the restaurant and saw dozens of people laughing, talking and enjoying the food that I had just made for them. That feeling....the satisfaction of knowing that I helped put a smile on someone's face and they were enjoying the meal that I prepared. It was instant gratification for the hard work that I put in. I've been chasing that feeling ever since. One of the restaurants that I worked at had this motto: "We want to help our guests enjoy their total dining experience so that they can't wait to come back." I've adopted that motto and live by it to this day. Also owning my own business has been my goal since I can remember. There are a few small restaurants that I patronize still today that have helped me develop an appreciation for the care that it takes to run a small business. You can tell that they want to make every single customer happy because they need them to come back and tell someone else what a great experience they had! As opposed to the corporate restaurant that serve billions and billions but never get my order right because they know that even if I don't come back, someone else will. I want my establishment to be someone's favorite place to visit.
We now opened a 2nd location in Rock Hill SC.
Please visit the Original Danny's Pizza in Downtown Fort Mil SC & Rock Hill SC