Published on July 23rd, 2021 | by Brian Hernandez


Athanasios Drivas – Nittany Pizza, York, PA.

Athanasios Drivas is a restaurant industry veteran with over 30 years of experience. Originally trained as an engineer, Athanasios couldn’t resist the pull of the family pizza business... and became a pizza engineer! He opened Nittany Pizza in 2012, inspired by the food network to offer creative pizzas and sandwiches that you typically don’t find in a small city. In particular he wanted to get on the trend of plant forward, Vegan menu offerings, projecting that it would be an area of growth going forward. At Nittany Pizza we pioneered Vegan Pizza delivery in 2012 and were only the second shop to offer Vegan Pizza in Pennsylvania. Athanasios was correct in predicting the growth of Vegan, seeing it go from 10% of our sales when we opened to 20% of sales today- despite Vegans having more options available in our area. Additionally we offer many unique sandwiches, burritos (including the world’s first Philly Steak Burrito!), wings and burgers.

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