In February 2008 he purchased his NE Portland neighborhood pizza place and took charge, making some great changes. New counters and display cases were added and the entry way was opened up to ease accessibility into and out of the restaurant.
The change that customers remark about the most, however, is the service. Bates maintains that you can serve a great tasting pizza, but if the service is rude or lazy, you can forget about repeat business.
“I think our friendly service keeps people coming back, as much as the pizza.”
Under Bates’ ownership, NE Portland can rest easy that UFO Pizza is here to stay!