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When we decided to roll out our Jumbo Pretzel Sticks, we had no idea we were on the cusp of a scientific breakthrough. But that’s exactly what happened a few nights ago for a group of students in Fenn Tower on the campus of Cleveland State University. As you may know, students have a tendency […]

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It’s Catering Season!

April 1st, 2019 by Rascal M

In a couple weeks you’re gonna open up your windows and hear the sounds of wedding bells and Pomp and Circumstance ringing throughout your neighborhood. Lovebirds getting married. People graduating. It’s catering season, the most wonderful time of the year! In April of 1980 our founder Mike Frangos was pulling a pizza out of the […]

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Founders Day

March 18th, 2019 by Rascal M

When Mike Frangos founded Rascal House in 1980, he started a Cleveland icon and grew his business into a great big happy family. A family of passionate, hard-working people who believe in what they do, and do it with smiles on their faces. He was born in McKeesport, Pennsylvania, but lived most of his life […]

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Let’s Talk March Madness

March 17th, 2019 by Rascal M

I’ve said it once, I’ll say it again. Rascal House and March Madness go together like Ham & Cheese. The NCAA Tournament is here. Some of you will have your brackets busted before you finish reading this story. But there’s more to the Big Dance than winning an office pool. For instance, looking like you […]

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Ask Rascal House: St. Patrick’s Day Edition!

March 13th, 2019 by Rascal M

Dear Rascal House, St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner. Is there really a plate of Rascal House wings at the end of every rainbow? Signed, Fingers Crossed in Fairview Dear Fingers Crossed in Fairview, Absolutely. But you will also find a dramatic assortment of other Irish favorites: Like pizza, subs and garden-fresh salads […]

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It was 1982. I was enrolled at the Maritime Captain Training School in Cleveland, Ohio. We had just started 13 weeks of rigorous training. We ran obstacles. We climbed ropes. Everyone had to make it over a wall. We heard stories about Rascal House, how it lured maritime operators with pizza that was out of […]

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It’s National Pizza Day!!*

February 9th, 2019 by Rascal M

There are over 1,500 national (fill-in-the-blank) days celebrated in the U.S. every year. Unfortunately, they often come and go without a moment’s notice. Not National Pizza Day!! It’s celebrated by us the same way we celebrate every other day of the year. With great fanfare and unbridled enthusiasm!! *Okay maybe we take it up a […]

Pizza Delivery Puts The ‘Super’ in Super Bowl

January 25th, 2019 by Rascal M

We like everything about the Super Bowl. The game. Delivering pizza. Unbiased surveys. Surveys? Oh, yeah. When asked what they like most about the Super Bowl, 9 out of 10 people said pizza delivery. The 10th person had been living under a rock for 39 years and had never heard of pizza delivery. “Seriously?” we […]

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It’s January 15th. Let’s Edit Poems!

January 15th, 2019 by Rascal M

All across the land students are returning to college for Spring Semester. It’s time to crack open some books and deepen your understanding of the world. But it’s cold outside. Certainly not the best elements for higher learning. We thought it would be nice to help you sink your teeth into some poetry. Poetry that […]

Spaghetti Done Right

January 4th, 2019 by Rascal M

Some restaurants claim they transport you to a magical place when you stick a fork in their spaghetti. Where everyone plays stickball in Brooklyn and Louis Prima sings “When You’re Smiling.” Where family comes first and romance is just a breadstick away. Our story begins in Cleveland. In 1980. When Mike and Fouly Frangos revolutionized […]

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Psst. Happy New Year.

January 1st, 2019 by Rascal M

At this time of year there are three words (Happy New Year) that make us think of one word (FRESH). This makes it virtually impossible to think about anything else but our original pan pizza. Just thinking about it makes us invent new words. Like fresh-tabulous and fresh-licious. Naturally, fresh-tastic things happen when we double-proof […]

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Why We Moved To Cleveland During Christmas Break

December 15th, 2018 by Rascal M

This is a true story as far as you can tell. It began eight years ago. My son, Ryan, was home from college on Christmas break. We lived in Joliet, Illinois at the time. He was a freshman attending Cleveland State University which is five hours and 17 minutes (356.9 miles) to the east. It […]

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Santa Claus has said on numerous occasions, “the best way to Santa’s heart is through a Rascal House chimney!” Rudolph, with his nose so bright, agrees. “Listen, I’m not saying that Santa doesn’t appreciate all the cookies that children leave out for him, he does! But what really gets the old man’s belly shaking is […]

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A Thanksgiving Toast (Somewhere in Cleveland)

November 15th, 2018 by Rascal M

Thank you, extended family, for being with us this Thanksgiving. I know many of you traveled great distances to get here. But before we eat I have a special announcement. Do you remember how we toyed with the idea of skipping turkey this year for something different? You didn’t! Now hear me out. Let’s not […]

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It’s National Blog Posting Month. Really!

November 1st, 2018 by Rascal M

Hey everyone, Rascal M here! November is National Blog Posting Month. I’ve written about a lot of things so far. Like our menu options that run deeper than the middle of Lake Erie. Month-long holidays that make your heart go pitter-patter like National Burger Month. And that interview I had with the Box Lunches was […]

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With 5 stores in greater Cleveland, finding a Rascal House is easy as pie. But what if a Rascal House opened at the top of Mount Everest? Keep in mind it would take you 40 days to reach us. We could only imagine what your journal entries might look like… Day 1 We arrived at […]

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