Mancino’s Pizza & Grinders History

The term “Grinder can be traced back to the East Coast, where during World War I, Italian immigrants set up sandwich shops close to the shipyards.  Their freshly backed Italian rolls were filled with generous amounts of meats and cheeses, and were then baked and garnished with lettuce and tomato.  These super-sized sandwiches were a favorite of the hard-working people who ground off rivets on the metal warships.  The friendly shop owners referred to these workers as grinders, and the ever-popular sandwiches also came to be known as Grinders.

We at Mancino’s pledge our guarantee to provide generous portions, superior quality, and fast and friendly service.  Short on time does not have to mean short on variety or flavor, but just the right blend of convenience and satisfaction.  We will never compromise our quality for gimmick or profit. – Joe Mancino, Founder