Upper Crust has it’s own special history & just because everyone enjoys a story about beginnings — read on & get to know Ronnie, the man behind all this fun . . .
Just like in the storybooks . . . with a few bumps in between . . . Ronnie served hot dogs from the stand . . . he made 25¢ a day + a hot dog — later $3.00 a week & all he could eat . . . . . . . In 1959 Jay Bauml gave him the stand & it became a street corner favorite for three years (right at the bus stop) —
that was until 1962 . . . then a roof overhead 12 months a year & a high priced sign painter charged $40 bucks for a face lift to advertise . . .
. . . then 1966 . . . a place to call his own — signed the mortgage & hung up a shingle . . . Ronnie planned the future above the store & business boomed, so he ordered the first pizza oven! He gave the place a face lift & made a home above the store . . .
. . . summer gave way to the dream . . . to leave the city and give Ronnie a Wisconsin home . . . (1975–1980) where he opened Ronnie’s Vienna Red Hots where he made many new friends & grew & grew & grew until 1980 when he broke ground & with the help of many — erected Ronnie’s Place . . .
. . . then in 1991 Ronnie opened Upper Crust Pizzeria & Pub in Pell Lake. Upper Crust is still a family owned business operated by Ron & Stephanie Mikrut.