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Local trio toast ten years at the top

Australian Franchise News – 16-09-14


The past ten years have been a wild ride for local residents Peter and Nina Augoustis, and their business partner Shivaun Bromley. Peter and Nina opened their first pizza store in Neutral Bay ten years ago this month, and since, the trio has grown their pizza empire to three stores including Neutral Bay, Mosman and Lane Cove.

Since opening Crust Neutral Bay, Peter Augoustis became an integral part of the Crust Gourmet Pizza Bar brand, working as their product development chef for a number of years where he crafted the delicious, unique gourmet flavour combinations Crust is famous for across the country.

Not just achieving success within the Crust business, Peter’s passion for pizza has seen him win a number of prestigious awards, including Best Pizza NSW 2006, Best Pizza Maker Australia 2006 and World’s Best Pizza Maker (presented in Las Vegas, USA) 2007.

Peter believes the success of the stores over the past ten years has been a reflection of the commitment and passion invested by the hard working teams at Crust.

“We’re proud of the people we’ve worked with over the past ten years, and have helped several team members build careers in Crust’s head office by sharing our business knowledge – a job with us at Crust isn’t just a job, it’s the start of a career,” said Peter.

Passionate about the local community, the trio estimate they have donated more than $100,000 to school, sporting and community groups over the past decade.

“We are passionate about giving back to our community, and have built strong relationships with all local schools, including Neutral Bay Public School, Middle Harbour Public School, and Mosman Public School and have proudly sponsored local sporting clubs like Queenwood Rowing, Mini Mos and Balmoral Nippers,” said Shivaun.

Peter, Nina and Shivaun will be celebrating their milestone with customers at two special events, where customers will receive a complimentary pizza:

  • Monday 15 September, 6pm to 8pm at Crust Neutral Bay, Shop 9, 120 Military Road
  • Monday 22 September, 6pm to 8pm at Crust Mosman, Shop 1, 146 Spit Roa

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