Farewell, Champaign

Well, crap.  A little over 2 years into our time in Champaign, IL, it has come to an end.  We will be closing the doors on Azzip Champaign at the end of the day on Saturday, October 7th.  It isn’t a good feeling closing a store, but we have learned a ton from this experience… View Article

Getting Social

If you’ve ever thought to yourself, “How does Azzip use different social media platforms?” you’re probably either in marketing or working on a class project. Even if you aren’t, here’s a quick peek behind the curtain: Primarily, we use Twitter, Instagram, and as my grandma calls it, “the Facebook.” “The Facebook” is where we have… View Article

Our Team: Mirza

This blog post is the first of a new series we will be doing called “Our Team”.  We have a ton of amazing employees at Azzip and wanted a way to highlight some of them publicly. We also want you to get to know our team members that are in the store every day.  The… View Article

A Real Home Office

There are five Niemeier’s currently earning a paycheck from Azzip Pizza.  Those five would be myself, my mother (Laura), my father (Dan), my older brother (Andy) and my younger brother (Craig).  That makes it five for five for our family. Mom was in it from the start.  She had been working part time at Habitat… View Article

Chef Blake’s Pizza Party

I get asked by many of our customers, “How did you come up with that pizza? I would never have thought of putting (insert crazy delicious topping here) on a pizza! Sure our pizzas are nothing like the original Margarita pizza’s with red sauce, Mozzarella and Basil of Naples that were eaten by the poor because… View Article

The Start-Up

How did you come up with the idea for Azzip? I get this question a lot.  Whether I am in one of the stores or out at an event, people are always very interested in where the idea came from.  Did it just pop in my head like a light bulb going off?  Was it… View Article

Newly Blogging

Azzip Pizza is known for delicious pizza, warm, melty cookies, and thoughtful, insightful and downright thought provoking blog posts?  Okay so we can’t claim to be quite there yet with the blog thing. This is our first post so I guess you could say we are on the right track. So why did we start this blog?  And why should you spend… View Article