On December 19th 1959, Robert & Jennie Smilanich opened Bimbo’s Pizza at its present location. Robert and Jennie were from Chisholm, Minnesota, where they retired in 1972.
Their son Ron & his wife, Sue, now operate Bimbo’s Pizza. Ron & Sue’s son, Matthew, and his wife, Gayle, are going to be the 3rd generation to operate Bimbo’s Pizza. One day, Matt & Gayle’s children, Lucas & Lexi, may become 4th generation owners.
In 2001, Ron & Matthew began a historical renovation of their building and business to reflect the architecture of the 1880’s. Bimbo’s Pizza family operation and recipe continue to stay the same, as we celebrate 56 years.