On Tuesday, July 28, more than 20 members gathered to hear the entrepreneurial story of Reza Kamranian, owner of Reza’s Pitch – Burgers & Beer. What is a pitch you might ask? If you are a soccer fan, you may already know that it is another name for soccer field. Reza, who was born in Iran, always had a love for soccer and wanted to give other local fans a go-to spot to watch the sport.
Prior to opening Reza’s Pitch, Reza had many jobs in the restaurant industry. He started out washing dishes, and worked his way up from there – bus boy, server, assistant manager, and eventually managing partner/part owner of several different restaurants. He was a part owner in Rockin’ 50s in the Gateway Mall, Sergios, and the Old Broadway in Fargo. He eventually purchased the A&W franchise in Bismarck. After not receiving much support from the corporation who bought out A&W and Long John Silvers, he decided it was time to go out on his own.