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Business Description
Ed and Margie Imo began their journey to St. Louis pizza history as a pair of young, hardworking St. Louisians who fell in love, started a family and dreamt of owning their own home. As devoted Catholics, they would wait until 11:30 every Friday night to order a meat-topped pizza from one of the many Italian restaurants near their home on The Hill in St. Louis. After years of picking up their pizzas safely after midnight, a simple idea launched a phenomenon… “Wouldn’t it be nice if someone would deliver the pizza to us?” They opened their first pizza parlor in 1964 at Thurman and Shaw Avenues in St. Louis. It was open evenings only, offering pick-up and delivery. Ed continued to work as a tile setter, slicing squares of linoleum by day and pizza by night. Their first kitchen consisted of a used oven, two refrigerators and a stove they purchased for $75. With no experience in retail and little experience in cooking, the Imos fueled their vision with stamina and determination. They hired a pizza chef to prepare the South St. Louis-style pizza they loved, using Provel® cheese instead of mozzarella on that famous thin crust. Marge answered the phone and prepped the salads, and the pair used an old tackle box as their first cash register. People all around the neighborhood were simply amazed that they could have dinner delivered right to their door, and the idea didn’t take long to catch on. Nine months after opening the first store, they opened another, and another…and then another. By 1985 they had 30 stores and opened up the business to franchisers. Imo’s Pizza now has more than 90 stores, most located in the greater St. Louis area, with a dozen other stores throughout Missouri, including Springfield and Kansas City. Their signatures (besides the Provel, thin crust, and square slices, of course) are their fresh, never frozen ingredients piled edge to edge, their homemade sauce and an ongoing dedication to their customers and St. Louis.
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Brands
Pepsi
Payment method
mastercard, visa, discover, amex
Price Range
$
Categories
Pizza, Take Out Restaurants, Restaurants, Italian Restaurants
Other Information

Parking: Free

Bike Parking: Yes

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Cuisines: Take Out, Italian, European, Continental, Pizza

Attire: Casual

Takes Reservations: No

Outdoor Seating: No

Price Range : Below Average

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Amy D.

02/02/2014

Overall
no delivery

it is absolutely ridiculous that this particular imos wont deliver with in its zip code in a rural area we live 4.5 miles from its location and cant get delivery service imos is my favorite pizza place and since moving out into a rural area there is no cooperation with management delivering out to us when we are omly a half mile outside there so called delivery zone and there isnt another imos even remotely close by this company is losing a considerable amount of money and business in its refusal to deliver in a 5 mile range id like to know exactly what is imos standard range limit for delivery

notsoold

10/20/2010

Overall
It's IMO's- What else can you say.

Great food, fast service. Big screen in eating area so you don't miss your shows.

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