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Papa Gino’s Honors Natick Team Member for 25 Years of Service

Dec 01, 2021 08:55AM ● By Chuck Tashjian
 New England’s neighborhood pizzeria, Papa Gino’s, is excited to announce that Gerald Rose Jr., Shift Leader for the Papa Gino’s located in the Natick Travel Plaza off the Mass Pike, is celebrating his 25th anniversary with the company this month! Gerald, also known as JR, is known and loved throughout the Natick community, and Papa Gino’s is honored to have him as a valued member of their team.
 “After a quarter-century of working with Papa Gino’s, Gerald has become such an important part of our team, leading by example and bringing a positive outlook to everything he does,” said Trenna Ahlberg, Area Manager at Papa Gino’s. “It has been an honor to have him on our team for all these years and we are excited to celebrate this special milestone with him.”
 Gerald currently works as a Shift Leader at the Papa Gino’s and D’Angelo Grilled Sandwiches dual restaurant, where he has enjoyed spending time with coworkers and guests alike. Gerald has made countless fond memories during his time with Papa Gino’s, from team bowling nights, to winning Red Sox tickets the year they broke the Curse, to getting to know his regulars and watching their families grow throughout the years. He appreciates the time spent with his coworkers and values the unique opportunities and experiences he has had over his 25 years with the company 
 “My favorite part of working with Papa Gino’s for two and a half decades has been building relationships with our regulars in the neighborhood,” said Rose. “Over 25 years, it’s been an honor to watch the growth of guest’s families and the community as a whole.”
“We are so grateful to Gerald for being such a wonderful and dedicated member on the Papa Gino’s team and for helping us to serve our community for a quarter-century!” said Deena McKinley, CMO of Papa Gino’s. “Gerald embodies our values as a neighborhood pizzeria with deep ties to the community, and we’re thrilled to have him on our team.”
 Gerald’s anniversary coincides with Papa Gino’s 60th birthday in New England. It was back in 1961 when Mike Valerio opened his first Papa Gino’s restaurant in East Boston. That restaurant soon became known throughout Boston as the place to go for the best pizza, and 60 years later, guests can still enjoy that authentic Italian taste at nearly 100 Papa Gino’s restaurants across New England. This year marks a time of celebration all year long for the Papa Gino’s team and guests.
About Papa Gino’s
Founded in 1961 and celebrating its 60th birthday this year,Papa Gino’s Pizzeria is a proud New England staple with a heritage of serving high quality, handmade pizzas with fresh ingredients and an over 80-year-old Italian family recipe. From a single restaurant in East Boston, Papa Gino’s has expanded to nearly 100 restaurants in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, and Connecticut. Follow Papa Gino’s on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.