Shaker’s shaking up pizza offerings in Liberty

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By Larry Rowell

By Larry Rowell
Staff Writer

A little-known pizza franchise opened recently in Liberty and it’s looking to shake things up in the world of pizza and other fast-foods.
Shaker’s Pizza, inside Allen’s Shell Mart on Wallace Wilkinson Boulevard, began serving the public on March 16.
J.R. Grant, along with his wife Sandra, twin sons Aerin and Andy, and daughter Laura, operate the business that takes up about 500 square feet.
Shaker’s slogan is “Better Pizza, Better Price,” and Grant said the restaurant has been cranking out the pizzas along with other fare.
“We had about 175 orders on Thursday — we were swamped,” Grant said.
Grant, who formerly owned a construction business, said that he looked at this Manchester, Ky.- based franchise for months before signing on the dotted line.
“I wanted a business that my family could be a part of and we wanted a restaurant that would serve food after 8 p.m.,” Grant said.
In addition, Grant said that he wanted to offer delivery service in the city limits because there are people who cannot leave their workplace to go and eat.
“If callers will give us about 45 minutes, we’ll take it to them,” Grant said.
Shaker’s offers a one-topping 14-inch pizza for $6.99 and customers can either pick it up, use the drive-through window or have it delivered for $8.99.
One offering that has turned out to be very popular is a cheesy chicken nacho pizza — a low carbohydrate pizza served on a thin and crispy crust, Grant said.
Additionally, the menu offers a wide variety of Italian pasta dishes such as spaghetti, chicken alfredo and lasagna.
Customers can also choose from 18 different toasted sub sandwiches as well as wings and hamburgers.
For now, there is only one table for dining-in at the Shell Mart. However, Grant said that he will soon be adding about five more tables, hopefully before the grand opening in a couple of weeks.
One thing that Grant said people will know about Shaker’s Pizza — the customer is always right.
“We are going to offer good, quality food in a clean restaurant at a reasonable price,” Grant said, smiling. “And, we will be friendly.”

Shaker's Pizza

Monday-Thursday    10:30 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Friday & Saturday  10:30 a.m. - 12 midnight
Sunday   11 a.m. - 11 p.m.