Donnie and Cari Brown's Story

The Beginning of a New Era for Joey's NY Pizza!

Local Roots, Pizza Passions

Local Roots, Pizza Passions

Donnie Brown, a Colorado Springs native, worked as a paperboy for Gazette, BJ’s Velvet, Leon Gessi NY Pizza, and Bambino’s Italian Eatery. Guided by local business owners, he learned small business intricacies while managing and studying law enforcement. Shifting careers after starting a family, he successfully owned Intermountain Lawns for over 20 years. Despite a love for small business and outdoor work, Donnie's heart has always been drawn to pizza.

Career Journeys in Service

Career Journeys in Service

Cari Brown began working at 15, starting at a Southern California pool supply warehouse. Transitioning to full-time pre-graduation, she continued at Olive Garden, Macaroni Grill, and Chuy’s Mesquite Broiler. A decade at Costco marked a new chapter, leading her to Colorado Springs. Meeting Donnie in 2014, their shared vision for the future focused on the food service industry. A 2018 visit to Joey’s NY Pizza set the stage for their 2023 dream of owning the best NY Pizza in Colorado Springs.

From Lawns to Pizza Dreams

From Lawns to Pizza Dreams

Grateful for the journey, Donnie and Cari express thanks to those who joined their adventure. Together, they embody diverse experiences, a passion for small businesses, and a shared love for culinary arts. Their dream culminates in owning Colorado Springs' best NY Pizza establishment. Anticipating many more years of providing excellent service and even better pizza, they reflect on their journey with appreciation.

Gratitude for the Pizza Path

Gratitude for the Pizza Path

Donnie and Cari Brown's story is one of local roots, career shifts, and shared dreams realized through hard work and a passion for great pizza.