Blue Ridge Pizza Company is a family affair; and all built around a little girl. Tom and Linda Sanders
were driving in from Memphis (500 miles one-way) to see their first grandchild on a regular basis, and it was getting
old. Retired from the office equipment business, Tom said to his son Tommy, "Sell your printing business. Move to
Asheville with us, and we'll find something to do." And so they did.
With no restaurant experience, but with a clear idea of what they wanted, they built out a former eatery in a little
strip center. In between hammering and nailing, they were tweaking family recipes and developing their menu. Their
guinea pigs were willing Etowah neighbors...Tom took barbecue to the banker, marinara to the barber and brownies to
the beautician. They listened, learned and refined. And then they invited 160 of their closest new friends to eat
for free over the course of two long days. Their only request was that report cards be filled out and left for
grading purposes. Talk about putting it all on the line!
Blue Ridge Pizza Company is vastly becoming a Henderson County favorite. Stop in and meet the Sanders family, experience
for yourself what everyone is raving about.