Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Second local Shaker's Pizza opening

By Joy Campbell, Messenger-Inquirer
Published: Tuesday, October 5, 2010 12:09 AM CDT

Jerry McCoy drove a coal truck in eastern Kentucky for a number of years, but in his down time, he worked for a friend who started the first Shaker's Pizza in Manchester.

When McCoy moved to Owensboro about a year and half ago, he knew he didn't want to drive a truck any more, so he decided to open his own business.

He and his mom, Dola McCoy, opened Owensboro's first Shaker's Pizza, which is actually called Shaker's Pizza 2, at 3010 W. Fourth St. on Jan. 4 of this year.

They are set to open a second Shaker's later this week at 3118 E. Alvey Park Drive, behind Auto Zone, just off Kentucky 54.

Dola McCoy is a financial partner in the business, and both McCoys work at the restaurants, he said.

McCoy's friend allowed him to use the Shaker's name, and that simplified things for the Owensboro business owners, he said.

The McCoys did not expect to open a second store so soon, but the Fourth Street restaurant is "holding its own," Jerry McCoy said.

"Kentucky 54 is really building up," he said. "The way we looked at it is, now is the time to get out there."

Shaker's offers pizza, wings, pasta dishes and more, Jerry McCoy said.

The pizza maker said there is a difference in pizzas.

"All I can say is try ours. I love it. I eat it every day," Jerry McCoy said. "Our slogan is, 'Better Pizza, Better Price.' "

Shaker's has a one topping pizza at a pick-up price of $5.99, and large specialty pizzas are $10.99. A small, cheesy bread order is $2.99 at the pick-up price.

Shaker's Pizza is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from noon to 10 p.m. Sunday. The new location will operate with the same hours.