Monday, September 19, 2016

Owners Rebrand Bellevue Pasquale's to Fessler's Legendary Pizza and Hoagies

Paul and Connie Fessler
Don’t be surprised when you call Bellevue Pasquale’s that they greet you with “Fessler’s Legendary Pizza and Hoagies.”  They have ended their association with Pasquale’s and are rebranding the restaurant under the family name. Owners Paul and Connie Fessler want everyone to know that the name changed but the menu hasn’t.  Paul says that the Transition is in name only, not in food quality.  We want to preserve what we have, says Connie Fessler. And that’s a good thing because I love the goetta pizza.

You can see and feel Paul and Connie’s energy and enthusiasm for their business.  They are passionate. They just light up when they talk about the new name, retaining the same menu, and trying some new things. That enthusiasm is contagious and breeds success.

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The restaurant business is in Paul’s DNA. He attended the Culinary Institute of America and then worked as a chef at some high end restaurants. So he knows his stuff.  He wanted to work for himself so when the opportunity arose to take over the restaurant from his parents, he took it, and he has certainly improved on it ever since. Connie, on the other hand, came from a different background. My background is motion graphics and design. My role in the restaurant has evolved from solely producing graphics for the restaurant to being hands on operator over time as needed as I am the “mom" in the “mom and pop shop” that we are.




The restaurant has been in the Fessler family for 50 years when Paul's parents purchased one of the first franchise restaurants.  Second generation Paul and Connie took ownership 17 years ago and continue to serve the community. Awards, local recognitions, and art by local artists decorate the walls. And that’s a joy of supporting local business. You get to see the community in the business. Paul says that This is the best route for us to go since we want to keep  our quality. Connie adds, If anything the quality will only get better.  Paul is considering adding other types of pizzas and hoagies and running specials. If people want it then they'll add it. 

The changes will occur in stages. The new sign will arrive in a couple of weeks, employees are getting newly branded shirts, and the pizza boxes are being printed. The transition should be complete by the end of the month.  Even though it will have a new name, Fessler’s Legendary Pizza and Hoagies will continue to be very much a part of the community.

You can’t expect something to improve without change. And that is what’s happening with the Fesslers. They committed when they put their name on the business. And Paul and Connie are committed. To celebrate the rebranding, they are offering a deal in cincysavers. Click here for details - http://www.cincysavers.com/deal/cincinnati/valid-for-dinein-or-carryout-food-and-drink-at-pasquales-20-for-13


25 comments:

  1. No! Keep it Pasquales! Don't move our cheese!

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    1. Everything remains the same. Just the name will change.

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    2. That's how it all starts though Chuck... Too bad.

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    3. No need to fix or change what is not broken.Keep the name Pasquales.Just my opinion.

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    4. I hope you don't regret that.

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    5. For Pete's sake. Quit being negative and go buy some pizza or STFU!!!!!!

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  2. Specials on Pizza's would be awesome. :)

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  3. The food, location and people will be the same. Heck, I think the phone # is even still the same.

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  4. Glad they changin' the name. That nasty azz place in Newport givin them a bad rep, yo.

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    1. YES, BUT IF NOT FOR NEWPORT PASQUALES THERE MIGHT NOT BE A PASQUALES AT ALL. THE FIRST ONE WAS IN CININNATI. THEN HE OPENED THE FIRST FRANCISE IN NEWPORT, IT HAS NEVER CHANGED. NOW THEY HAD ONE IN ERLANGER OR FLORENCE YEARS AGO. THEY CHANGED THE NAME, SAID FOOD WOULD BE THE SAME ONLY WITH SOME BETTER CHANGES. WELL IT CHANGED AND FINALLY CLOSED BECAUSE PEOPLE DID NOT LIKE THE FOOD ANY MORE. OH, THEY ALSO HAD ONE IN FT. THOMAS AND SAME THING HAPPENED.

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    2. I agree -- The name change may be good because if someone goes to Newport first they are likely to never go to another Pasquale's. I have given the Newport location 3 opportunities and food order was either wrong, burnt or didn't taste as good as Bellevue location.

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  5. Always have had the best hoagies I grew up on them and still make it a must stop when I'm in town. I hope nothing changes.

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  6. One of the top pizza places around hands down! My dad lives in Bellevue and I have been going there since I was a kid and have always enjoyed this pizza.

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  7. GOOD for you neighbors! Nothing produces a more exceptional product until your family name is stamped upon it! Looking forward to watching (and eating) through the transition!!!

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  8. Still garlic salt on hoagie buns

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  9. Would love to see some gluten free pizza options on the menu.

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  10. I love that place everything will be the same.

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  11. Could you do something about yelling order numbers? Melt in NSide has cartoon character postcards in pairs. The customer gets one on a standing metal clip the server can see. The matching card stays with the order. So easy and quiet. Color cards would work too....

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  12. Will you still award American Airline miles?

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  13. Glad they changed the name bc there one in Newport is gross but that is a really long wordy name. They should just call it Fesslers. There other stuff is too much.

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  14. I don't care what you call it, if the food remains the same I will keep showing up!

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  15. This is a good sign. By putting their name on their company, they are also placing their reputation to the company. It's what is best in their business interests, so don't let a little name change freak you out...

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  16. if you change the name you change your menu you will loose money y change a good thing sounds to me you have money to burn bad thing

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  17. Pizza is delicious, but the hoagie buns and the French fries are absolutely the BEST!!! YUM! We love Fessler's!

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