Entrepreneur buys pizza company

“Mama Bosso Pizza now is in the hands of a new owner who has some extra-large ideas for his new food brands company,” according to the Quad City Business Journal.

“American Food Styles LLC, headed by Scott Florence of Bettendorf, has acquired the assets of RCM Smith Inc., the manufacturer of Mama Bosso Pizza. But the west Rock Island pizza company is only the beginning for Florence and his new startup.

“I have a broader vision and dream to acquire more food companies,” said Florence, the former president and chief executive officer of Hill & Valley Bakery, also in Rock Island. Under American Food Styles, he plans to purchase or consult with other authentic food companies.

“Mama Bosso Pizza is a regional pizza brand that has a great opportunity for growth,” he said. “Ninety-five percent of Americans eat pizza once a week, and frozen pizza is especially popular here in the upper Midwest.”