Asda’s first ever pizza counter opened 30 years ago at Nottingham West Bridgford store – and Asda staff Karen has been serving delicious pizzas to customers since the very first day. Store manager Tony Brennan said: “Our customers love Karen just as much as the pizzas she makes and some even ask for her by name.” I love seeing the same faces week in week out at the pizza counter; if certain customers don’t come in, I get worried as I know that some customers just love our pizzas.
“We are always busiest at the weekends when Nottingham Forest or Notts County are at home. I’ve even served Stuart Pearce at the counter. “Each customer has their own favourite and we must be doing something right because, despite all the pizza takeaways and restaurants on offer, it feels like the pizza counter here is just as popular today as I’ve ever known.”
Karen said: “Everyone asks what the secret to making a fantastic pizza is and the answer is to keep it simple with a rich tomato sauce on a light base, combined with a mix of cheeses, and of course it goes with any topping.”