Our Company Story

Bearno’s Pizza was established in 1977 and is owned and operated by Bearno’s Inc. A subsidiary, Bearno’s International LLC, markets the chain to international franchisees.

So far, Bearno’s International has partnered with U.S. Hospitality International LLC to open two restaurants in Beijing. E. Joseph Steier, Bearno’s chairman and CEO, hopes to expand to 40 more locations in China, and possibly Thailand and other Far East nations.

Bearno’s Pizza serves a style of pizza known as Sicilian pizza with five specialty pizzas and an extensive list of toppings to “Build Your Own Pizza.” Since the beginning Bearno’s has made their quality and original pizza commonly referred to as Louisville-style Pizza In addition to pizza, Bearno’s is well known for its stromboli steak sandwich. Other products include six other sandwiches and hoagies, pasta, chicken wings, breadsticks, and salads. Bearno’s Pizza offers full-service, delivery, and carry-out options like most pizza establishments.

Bearno’s Pizza was listed in Pizza Today magazine’s Hot 100 Companies list, published in June 1999.