Today’s Spotlight: Old Shawnee Pizza

Old Shawnee Pizza has expanded its online ordering options amid the dining room closures necessitated by the pandemic. Photo credit Old Shawnee Pizza.

Each day while the stay-at-home order is in effect, we’ll be highlighting local businesses working to carve out a path that gets them to the other side of this thing.

Today’s spotlight is Old Shawnee Pizza. The Shawnee Mission area fixture opened by Joe Walker in 1969 just marked 50 years in business last June.

Amid the dining room shutdowns necessitated by the coronavirus pandemic, Walker’s kids, who now run the operation, are working to keep the restaurant serving up the specialty pizzas and classic Italian dishes that have made it a favorite for generations of Shawnee families.

“We are offering all of our pizzas, pastas, salads, sandwiches and even to-go beer and wine through our curbside and take out during this time,” said Will Walker.

The company is posting daily specials Monday through Thursday in an effort to increase business, and has expanded its online ordering capabilities through its website ShawneePizza.com. You can also order over the phone at 913-631-5716.

And to show its appreciation to all the frontline workers working to help those who’ve fallen ill with the virus, Old Shawnee Pizza is offering a free small one-topping pizza to healthcare professionals through the end of April.

“Please show your badge/ID when placing or picking up your pizza,” says the company. “Thank you again for your dedicated service to our community!!!”

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