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Sam

I lived in Marshalltown for four years and never understood the love for Zeno's. My first night in town I'd ordered three pizza off the menu, then quickly backtracked when they quoted me $75. $75 for three pizzas! Unreal. The pizza was fine, but not nearly as good as what everyone makes it out to be. For a $25 pizza, the canned mushrooms they used were unacceptable.

The second time we stopped in to dine. They sat us, then proceeded to ignore us for 20 minutes. I tried waving down a waitress and was unsuccessful, to which the guy in the booth next to me muttered, "Well, you can't please everyone." After 25 minutes, someone stopped by. The pizza was just as disappointing the second time, and I never went back after that.

Vernon Beenken

Zeno's Pizza in my Grundy Center, Ia was where my wife and I had our first date after going to a UNI Basketball game in '72.
In '76 I worked there as an Assistant Manager part time for some extra money.

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