It all began in 1962 when Mandee opened a pizza shop in Salem. He eventually sold Mandee’s Pizza to two family members in the seventies. In 1983 John began working at Mandee’s making dough, but he yearned to learn more. He worked under his mentor, Chuck, learning to craft the best pizzas in town. He continued to learn every aspect of the shop, and he earned the title of assistant supervisor at sixteen-years-old. Every Sunday John would open up the shop for Chuck, and he strived to learn what it took to run a pizza shop from then on. To this day Chuck still comes in every Friday night to make pizzas, because he loves being a part of the Mandee’s family. In 1986 John purchased the Lynn store under the Mandee’s name, entering into a family partnership. The following year he moved on to become the sole owner of the original Salem store, but he aimed to preserve the family atmosphere within the business. John currently owns and operates the Salem store, and the family legacy continues even now. His daughter, Alicia, assists him in running the business, while she works towards her hospitality management degree at Salem State University. At Mandee’s Pizza our staff is all a part of our family, and together we bring you Salem’s best pizza to share with your own family.