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Gelsosomo's Pizza


Gelsosomos PizzaBorn into an Italian family in Roseland, a South Chicago Italian neighborhood, Tom Gelsosomo has always loved great Italian food. As an aspiring young entrepreneur who had worked hard in restaurants in the late 1970's, Tom wanted to share his love for Italian food with people through his Gelsosomo's (Jel-sah-so-mos) Pizzeria restaurant concept. Tom decided to open his first restaurant in Portage, Indiana in 1979.

Our Mission

"We take great pride in offering the highest quality and service ever offered anywhere. Only natural ingredients are used in our products, along with the highest quality control standards. Our service expectations are high, but without these standards and loyal patrons, our pizzerias would not be as successful as they are today."


Thank you for you interest in Gelsosomo’s Pizzeria.

Quality is the driving force behind our success. Here at Gelsosomo’s, we offer you a systematic franchising program, access to know-how and expertise that comes from more than 25 years of experience in the pizza industry, plus the potential for growth into a nationwide campaign.

Our concepts of keeping your investment low, keeping the operation simple and offering a superior product have propelled Gelsosomo’s into quite an exciting period of growth. We are seeking highly qualified individuals to join the Gelsosomo’s family as new franchisees. Business or public service experience, personal financial qualifications and a proven track record of success are important factors in our evaluation of you as a prospective franchisee.

Gelsosomo’s care in recruiting, screening, training, developing, and retaining qualified franchisees - together with our unique relationship with these people - has been a key factor in both our growth and the growth of our franchisees.

Gelsosomo’s is a way of doing business. Our system has been proven to be exceptional. Evidence of this is seen through the thousands of smiles and returns of satisfied customers. Also, our consistent quality has translated into happy franchisees and an excellent rate of growth. Because of this, “Here at Gelsosomo’s, you are one of the family!”

The brochure you can download provides a brief overview of Gelsosomo’s Pizzeria, as well as the requirements for owning and operating a Gelsosomo’s Pizzeria restaurant business. Information on applying for a franchise is located in the back of this brochure.

Gelsosomo’s Pizzeria is a registered trademark in all 50 states and is on file in the US Patent and Trademark Office.

Again, thank you for your interest in Gelsosomo’s Pizzeria. Click th links below to download fanchise information.

Thomas R. Gelsosomo
President and Founder

Click to Download our Franchise Brochure and Application.