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Incredible Pizza Owner Wins Entrepreneur Success Award


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[Springfield, MO] – March 25, 2010 – Region VII of the Small Business Administration (SBA) has awarded Rick and Cheryl Barsness founders of America’s Incredible Pizza Company the Entrepreneurial Success Award. The award is earned for a business that started small and grew to become a successful large business.

Rick and Cheryl will be honored by the SBA in their home state of Missouri along with other Regional Entrepreneurs and Regional Champion category winners later in the year. One winner from each of the categories from the 10 SBA regions will be named a National winner and honored at SBA’s Small Business Week 2010, held May 23 through 29 in Washington, DC.

In 2008, America’s Incredible Pizza Company (AIPC) was named a “Top Family Entertainment Center of the World” (TFEC) from the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA), which places it among one of the top five entertainment centers in the world. Also in 2008 they were rated the 456th fastest growing company in the United States by the Inc 500. Additionally, AIPC was rated 12th with a 693.1% growth rate in the Inc.Top 100 Food & Beverage Companies category.

America’s Incredible Pizza Company is a ‘50s-themed Family Entertainment Center with eighteen existing locations in Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Louisiana, Tennessee, and Mexico. The all-indoor, smoke-free and alcohol-free facilities feature large, freshly-made pizza, pasta, salad, soup, homestyle food and dessert buffets, plus attractions including go-kart racing (most locations), Route 66 mini golf, mini-bowling, laser tag (some locations), bumper cars, and 100+ video and redemption games. The company is headquartered in Springfield, MO.

Rick Barsness, CEO of America’s Incredible Pizza Company noted, “We credit our growth and popularity to striving for excellence in all areas that we serve and in always living up to our motto, Great Food, Fun, Family & Friends. Our stores create jobs and support all areas of the community. We donate thousands of dollars to area non-profits, charities, and schools to aid them in fundraising. We provide families and organizations incredible family entertainment and phenomenal food while giving back to their communities.”

Additional information may be found online at: www.incrediblepizza.com

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About America’s Incredible Pizza Company:
America’s Incredible Pizza Company is a ‘50s-themed Family Entertainment Center with eighteen existing locations in Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Louisiana, Tennessee, and Mexico. The all-indoor, smoke-free and alcohol-free facilities feature large, freshly-made pizza, pasta, salad, soup, homestyle food and dessert buffets, plus attractions including go-kart racing (most locations), Route 66 mini golf, mini-bowling , laser tag (some locations), bumper cars, and 100+ video and redemption games. The company is headquartered in Springfield, MO.
Additional information may be found online at: www.incrediblepizza.com



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