My name is Steve Payne. I am the owner & manager of Quatro’s Pizza, a local restaurant in Carbondale, IL serving deep pan pizza since 1976.
What does your business do?
Our business serves the best pizza in Southern Illinois, with the rankings, following and awards to prove it! We also serve sandwiches, salads and a number of other delicious foods that keep folks coming back time and time again!
What was the inspiration behind starting your business?
I’ve been in the restaurant business as long as I can remember, and that’s a long time. After teeth cutting for years at Golden Bear Pancake House, I bought Quatro’s from four guys knew they had a hit on their hands right after opening, but lacking backgrounds in food service and business management and after one year of owning the restaurant, they were bankrupt. As it turns out, a pizza restaurant was the right investment for the future of food service.
What do you love most about doing business in Southern Illinois?
In Southern Illinois, and Carbondale in particular, it’s all about giving someone something to take with them. The best part about doing business in Southern Illinois is how our Yellow Cups find their way into every cabinet and all over the world from right here in little ol’ Southern Illinois.
What’s one thing visitors to your business might be surprised to know?
For those that have not been through before, it may be a surprise for them to know that Steve has owned and operated Quatro’s for over four decades. For those that are regulars, there are no surprises. They know exactly what’s going on and for how long it has been going on for.
What do you deliver to your customers that give them a positive experience?
We listen and respond to customer wants, needs and concerns. It’s that simple. When customers talk we listen.
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