Founders Christian and Mindy Strong started Strong’s Brick Oven Pizzeria Newport in April of 2012. Along side family and amazing employees they have become Northern Kentuckys favorite neighborhood Pizzeria. Creating a quaint dining experience with fresh home made recipes. Strong's Brick Oven Pizza has become a local Tristate favorite. They are known for their chewy, charred crust and flavorful sauce, they have been voted Northern Kentucky's best pizza every year since 2014 by Northern Kentucky Magazine.

Both Christian and Mindy started their restaurant careers working for a regional pizzeria chain, and that’s where they met. A few years later, Christian found himself helping open a series of Smashburgers for a regional franchisee. Christian says, “You can only do so much with a chain, you have to follow their rules. That’s kind of why Mindy and I decided to –– for lack of better words –– go out and make real pizza.”

From a small brick house in Newport, KY to a large scale restaurant in Reading, OH... the Strong's are far from finished. If you don’t love what you do, you’re not going to be successful, the Strongs say.