Mitch Rotolo Sets New World Record At World Pizza Games In Las Vegas
Oct 12, 2017 02:37PM ● Published by Desk Editor
Mitch Rotolo Jr., a leader within the Rotolo’s Pizzeria family, came in first place in the Fastest Dough competition at the World Pizza Games in Las Vegas. He won the competition by hand-rolling and tossing out five pizza crusts from 12-ounce dough balls to cover five 12-inch pizza screens in 23.4 seconds… A new world record!
“It has always been a dream of mine to be part of The World Pizza Games,” Rotolo Jr. said. “After many years of competing in the competition, I’m thrilled to have set a new world record and to bring home the gold…”
Rotolo Jr. has the pizza industry in his blood, tossing his first dough at age 7 and managing his first pizzeria at 18. He became an owner/operator at 24 and hasn’t looked back. Mitch gained a love and appreciation for the business from his father, Mitch Rotolo Sr. who founded Rotolo’s Pizzeria in 1996, opening their first location near the LSU campus in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
In previous years, Rotolo Jr. had placed in the top three several times, with times ranging from 29 to 40 seconds, but this past competition Mitch brought the heat shattering all expectations.
Now in its 21st year, the casual Italian restaurant has since grown into a successful franchise with more than 36 locations across Louisiana, Alabama, Texas, and Florida with many more in the works. Rotolo’s specializes in fresh made dough and homemade red gravy and strives to live up to its long-standing reputation for providing tasty, authentic Italian cuisine in a casual, family-friendly environment.
Rotolo’s Pizzeria has three locations in Acadiana (Broussard, Carencro, and Youngsville). Stop by and see why people in south Louisiana have made Rotolo’s Pizzeria the go to place for food, fun, and catering for more than twenty years.