BETTSVILLE - Homemade pizza dough and sauce, original recipes and a place to dine-in, with Wi-Fi access.
Bettsville residents now have a local eatery, Scooterz Pizza, 207 State St. The pizzeria's owner, Steve Schwochow, purchased the business in April 2009, when it was P.J's Pizza. The name was changed, and a decision was made one year later, to move to a location downtown and have a dine-in option.
The location had been many things in the past, most recently a tanning salon and office. To get the restaurant open, four months were spent gutting the structure, and doing an extensive remodel.
PHOTO BY CATHY WILLOUGHBY
Scooterz Pizza owner Steve Schwochow prepares the buffet at the Bettsville establishment.
Now the restaurant seats 28, and offers a pizza/salad buffet as part of its menu. A family enterprise, Schwochow's mother, Vivian, his father, Larry, and other members work there.
Creating goodwill with local schools and churches does much to keep the restaurant busy, Schwochow said. Each month the business treats Bettsville scholars with pizza lunches as a reward for "Student of the Month." Local churches and schools also receive 20 percent off their orders.
In addition to daily specials, coupons on the menus are redeemable at any time. Scooterz also sponsors the No. 5 hole at Nature Trails Golf Course.
With the dine-in addition, Schwochow added subs, sandwiches and side items to the menu. Getting creative in the kitchen has led to new pizzas and sandwiches, such as bacon chicken ranch and barbecue chicken pizza, and veal parmesan and steak subs. Besides homemade dough and sauce, they also have created Scooter bread, a garlic cheese bread with ranch sauce that is popular.
Scooterz will deliver to an 8.5-mile radius, which includes areas of Old Fort and Lakota school districts and rural Fostoria.
The restaurant is handicapped accessible. Credit cards are accepted and gift certificates are available.
Hours are 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday, 2 - 11 p.m. Saturday and 2-9 p.m. Sunday.
Call (419) 986-5043 for more information or to order.