THE TOMBSTONE TRUTH
WILD, WILD BEGINNINGS
Our story begins in 1962 at The Tombstone Tap in Medford, Wisconsin. Yep, our pizza started in a Wisconsin bar– not the wild west. That’s not to say the bar wasn’t wild. For starters, it got its name from a cemetery across the street.
A BIG OLE IDEA
So, where’s the pizza fit in? Well one day, the bar’s owner Joe Simek broke his leg dancing. Yep, he was doing the Peppermint Twist. While taking a break from bartending and busting moves, Joe started to make TOMBSTONE® Pizza right from the Tombstone Tap kitchen.
The locals loved the pizza. So Joe and his brother packed up their ‘59 Cadillac with some pizzas and dry ice and started delivering their signature frozen pizza across Wisconsin. Word spread and it wasn’t long before they opened their own factory right in Medford, WI to supply the nation with tavern style pizza.
WHICH BRINGS US TO TODAY
TOMBSTONE® Pizza was born in a bar—and that’s exactly where we’ve kept our spirit. In fact, you can find our tavern-style pizza in your grocer's freezer aisle today. Along with some exciting new options, all with our signature zesty sauce and over 1/4 lb of cheese on a buttery crust. So, no matter what you're hungry for...grab some friends, some drinks, and enjoy a slice of our FULL ON FLAVOR.