Franchisee Focus: Carl Dissette

Rosati’s has stayed true to our roots, continuing to use fresh ingredients and authentic Italian family recipes passed down through generations since 1964. When you join Rosati’s pizza franchise, you’ll learn that we have a reputation for using quality ingredients and providing unparalleled service. 

Mid-Western Work Ethic

To be a successful Rosati’s owner, you have to have that ‘roll-up-your-sleeves’ attitude and an old-school Chicago work ethic: focus and attention to detail. 

Carl Dissette, the newest addition to the Rosati family, has just that. He began his career in the foodservice industry as a district manager for a coffee manufacturing company. Within his time in this role, he gained the experience of working with professional food service executives in the hospitality industry. From here, Dissette took a leap and began franchising. Since then, he has operated 25 restaurants.

Carl joined the Rosati family in 2019 because he saw an opportunity to bring Chicago-style pizza to the Mishawaka, Indiana area. He had a 2400 square-foot retail space that he knew a restaurant concept would thrive in. With the nature of the pizza industry, Dissette knows professional delivery service will be the key to his success in this market.

“Growing up in the Chicago suburbs, I grew up with the Rosati’s Pizza brand and was well familiar with the quality of the products and the strong brand awareness associated with Rosati’s.” – Carl Dissette

According to Carl, one of the most challenging parts of owning and operating a restaurant revolves around the people you hire who then become an extension of your restaurant and the brand. With 35 years of experience, Dissette knows that obstacles arise from time to time, but having the confidence in your business skills as well as the franchise you’re apart of makes all the difference in the long run.

Crave-worthy pizza makes for a buzz-worthy story

As an authentic Italian pizzeria, Rosati’s is doing pizza right – the traditional Chicago way. Every piece of every recipe is original, ensuring we serve one-of-a-kind pizza from a one-of-a-kind family.

With roughly 70 seats, Rosati’s in Mishawaka offers beer and sports alongside Rosati’s full Italian menu. This fast-casual concept opens up the restaurant to create a family-friendly environment. Whether you’re looking for a night out with friends or night in with the family, Rosati’s in Mishawaka will provide the food!

 “The pizza is off the charts amazing” – Carl Dissette

Although Dissette has only had about a month under his belt of being open in Mishawaka, he attributes his success to the Rosati’s corporate training crew. Despite what you may think, as a Rosati’s franchisee you won’t be slaving in a kitchen all day only preparing the food. We make that part so easy it’s a no-brainer. If you’re willing to work hard and able to stay focused, all of the resources are here for your success when you take part in our pizza restaurant franchise and family business.

Our franchisees are family and we make sure our family is taken care of at Rosati’s. If you think it may be time for something new, contact us today to learn more about our franchise and how we can help you start your own business!