Gusano’s Chicago-Style Pizzeria began in July, 2004, in Little Rock, Arkansas. It was the idea of Ben Biesenthal, president and founder of Gusano’s, and his partners Tim Chappell and Grub Christie. Ben grew up in Chicago and later moved to Arkansas to attend the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. He never lost sight of his love for his hometown pizza. Later after graduating, he created the recipes and began developing Gusano’s Chicago Style-Pizzeria. Ben worked in the restaurant doing everything from cooking to bartending to bussing tables in order to make the store successful. Within a few short years, he and his partners were able to make each store location flourish. Now Gusano’s has seven locations Little Rock, Conway, Bentonville, Bella Vista, and Fayetteville in Arkansas; Joplin, Missouri; our first franchise store in Tulsa, Oklahoma and now our 2nd in Texarkana, Texas.
If you’ve been searching for THE best Chicago-style pizza in the world, you have found it. Our authentic Chicago-style pizza has all the flavors you’ve been craving: buttery, flaky crust; sweet-tangy tomatoes; gooey mozzarella cheese; and perfectly seasoned sausage. Every pizza is handmade from scratch and served to your specifications. And our menu doesn’t stop there. We have a variety of sandwiches such as our Italian Beef, salads like our Buffalo Chicken Salad, and appetizers such as our signature pizza dip.
We are proud of our reputation as a premier sports bar. At any Gusano’s you will find numerous flat-screen TV’s showing all of your favorite sport teams. We are also pleased to have a large following among families of all ages. For the children we feature a kids menu and a variety of video games. All of our stores are smoke free as well.