Scooters Pizza Menlo Park gets taken over by the van der Merwe family


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With an overwhelming love for pizza, Petrus and Cecile van der Merwe, along with their son, Heinrich, decided to take this passion to the next level and become the new owners of Scooters Pizza Menlo Park.

The van der Merwes’ – strong family values are perfectly aligned with the Scooters Pizzas brand’s principles of integrity, innovation and respect.  They believe if you manage your life and run a business with these three values in mind, you are already halfway on the road to success.

In addition to solid morals and ethics, Petrus’s financial know-how gained from 32 years’ experience in the banking industry, will contribute to the family’s goals of running a prosperous business.

Since taking over ownership of the Menlo Park store, the family has secured eleven jobs, and created one additional job opportunity. Petrus upholds that motivated employees play a major role in contributing to the profitability and productivity of any business.

“My management approach does not only benefit my family and I, but my staff as well, which is why I have put together an incentive plan so that my employees are able to share in the achievements of the store.  Without them operation would not be possible.

“Further, we believe that by understanding our clients’ needs and providing them with excellent service, coupled with a product of outstanding quality, we have a winning recipe.”

Christo Calitz, CEO of Taste Holdings Food Division concurs with Pieter and believes that this family has what it takes it get to the top.

“The van der Merwe team has their heads and their hearts in the right places, and with determination such as theirs, I have no doubt that the Menlo Park store will enjoy the full support of their staff, as well as the communities surrounding their store.”

With the van der Merwes’ sincere appreciation for pizza, and their unbridled passion for customer service, the Scooters Pizza Menlo Park store will undoubtedly become the pizza outlet of choice for this region.

 
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