Sbarro is a popular American pizzeria chain that specializes in serving New York-style pizza by the slice along with other Italian-American cuisine.
The company has gained recognition for its foreign sales among US-based quick-serve and fast-casual companies. Sbarro has over 600 locations spread across 28 countries and can be found in places such as shopping malls, airports, service areas, college campuses, the Pentagon, American naval bases, and casinos.
Sbarro was established in 1956 by Carmela and Gennaro Sbarro, who opened their Italian salumeria in Brooklyn. They started serving pizza slices to cater to shift workers looking for a quick meal. With Mama Sbarro’s delicious pizza slices gaining popularity, they opened a second location solely focused on pizza.
Since then, Sbarro has expanded its offerings to include pasta, salad, and the famous XL NY slice, which can be enjoyed in any of their 630 eateries worldwide. Despite criticism of the food quality, Sbarro remains a go-to destination for pizza lovers looking for a quick and convenient meal.