The Timeline History of Gelsosomo's:
1979 – Tom Gelsosomo opens his first restaurant in Portage, Indiana.
1989 – Gelsosomo's Pizza won an award naming them the Best Tasting Pizza in Porter County.
1990 – Gelsosomo's Franchise Corp. founded. The new franchise company was given clearance by the State of Indiana to begin its franchise expansion program.
1990 – A site in Chesterton, Indiana was chosen. Mr. Ron Nabhan opens the first franchise.
1991 – Gelsosomo's growing popularity was proven when their pizza was named Best Tasting Pizza in Northwest Indiana.
1995 – Experiencing much success at his Chesterton location, Mr. Nabhan opens a carryout and delivery location inside Innman's Recreation Center in Valparaiso, Indiana.
2000 – A new site in Valparaiso, Indiana was selected for a full service restaurant to relocate the pizzeria at Innman's Recreation Center.
2003 – A site was chosen in Michigan City, Indiana for a full service restaurant.
2005 – The train depot in Saint Joseph, Michigan was selected for a full service restaurant. The depot was converted to a Gelsosomo’s Pizzeria, which is at historical Silver Beach.
2007 – A site was chosen in Crown Point, Indiana for a full service restaurant.
2012 - Gelsosomo's Cedar Lake, IN opened their doors in October of 2012, making it the 7th store in the franchise.
2013 - Stores 8 and 9 were opened in Schererville, IN in June and Highland, IN in July.
2014 - Gelsosomo's Lemont, IL opened their doors in September, making it the 10th store in the franchise.
2016 – Gelsosomo's opens its second Illinois location in Macomb.
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Gelsosomo's: More than 30 years of excellent pizza, Post Tribune Reader Choice Awards, 4/24/2011(.jpg)
Gelsosomo's Pizzerias, an Unbeatable Recipe for Success, Portage News, 02/22/2003 (.pdf)
Gelsosomo's Pizzeria Moves to a Hot Spot, The Times, 09/23/2002 (.pdf)
Gelsosomo's Pizzeria Neighbor's Choice Pizza, Post-Tribune, 04/17/2000 (.pdf)
Gelsosomo's Pizzeria: 'Like One of the Family', Duneland News, 01/14/2000 (.pdf)
Gelsosomo's Pizzeria Among Area's Upper-Crust Pizzerias, Post-Tribune, 04/23/1999 (.pdf)
Gelsosomo's Pizzeria Franchising its Business, Portage News, 03/23/1996 (.pdf)