Students cheer 3-decade run of popular pizza spot
Rocky's owner Rocco Fama lauded by students at McMurrich and Winona Drive schools
Students from two Toronto public schools paid tribute Thursday to the man who kept them fed for almost 30 years.
Rocco Fama, 90, opened his pizza shop in 1985 and for three decades Rocky's was a popular lunch spot for the kids from McMurrich and Winona Drive public schools.
Fama served pizza, pasta and sandwiches, all priced for student budgets. He hired students to work at the store and generously donated to both schools.
"He was so nice to us. He talked to us," said one student.
To mark his recent retirement, both schools thanked him with gifts and a huge send-off.
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From a report by the CBC's Trevor Dunn