27-Year-Old Restaurateur Opens Fifth Pizzeria in Mauldin

According to a report from the Greenville News, “Tony King said he ha""s to tell people his age at least 25 times a day, and even then they don’t always believe him. The 27-year-old owner of five Tony’s Pizza and Subs restaurants, mostly in the Golden Strip, looks like a teenager but has the business savvy of an entrepreneur much older.”

“King opened his first Tony’s on Fairview Street in Fountain Inn on Oct. 13, 2005, in a strip mall that was demolished when CVS bought the Main Street property less than a year later. Undeterred, King moved into a renovated church fellowship hall just down the street, where his business took off.”

“Now King has five locations and 60 employees, including his most recent venture, a Mauldin location in a former Little Caesars at 5 Owens Lane across from City Hall.”

“With a philosophy to reach out to the community, offer affordable prices and through hard work, King has built his franchise from the ground up.”

“King counts the local support as his greatest business asset. He grew up in Simpsonville, graduated from Hillcrest High School and lives in Fountain Inn with his wife and three children, the story said.