Steven Saccone Wins First Annual Best of the Southwest Pizza Competition

Austin, Texas – Steven Saccone, owner of Saccone’s Pizza’s & Subs, Leander, Texas, was named the winner of the First Annaul “Best of the Southwest” Pizza Competition, which was held at the 2008 Southwest Foodservice Expo in Houston, Texas.  Produced by the Texas Restaurant Association, the Expo is the largest foodservice tradeshow in the region.

“I’ve competed in competitions across the country, and consider it a big honor to have won here in Texas.” stated Saccone.  Saccone’s winning entry was a Spicy Italian Pie, which will appear on his menu this fall to coincide with the re-opening of the Saccone’s Anderson Mill store in it’s new location at the Shops at Volente near the intersection of RR 620 and Anderson Mill Rd.

Saccone will now compete in the America’s Plate Pizza Championship this coming September in Orlando, FL ( The Best of the Southwest Pizza Competition was sanctioned by PMQ’s Pizza Magazine.

Southwest Foodservice Expo

The Southwest Foodservice Expo is the second largest foodservice tradeshow in the nation, boasting 1,000 booths and more than 30,000 attendees. Expo is produced by the Texas Restaurant Association and major sponsors include The Coca-Cola Company and U.S. Foodservice.

Texas Restaurant Association

The Texas Restaurant Association was formed in 1937 to serve as the advocate in Texas and the indispensable resource for the foodservice industry. Today, as a leading business association, TRA represents the state’s $33 billion restaurant industry, which is comprised of 40,000 plus locations and a workforce of over 985,000 employees.