HiWay Pizza Pub

340 E. College Ave, State College, PA 16801

Phone: 814-237-5718

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Andy began his restaurant career at the young age of 13 at a pizza shop in Altoona, Pennsylvania. He knew he caught the “bug” of the restaurant industry when at 19 he became a manager. At 22, he was ready to strike out on his own when he persuaded his employer to form a partnership, opening Hi-Way Pizza in State College on Heister Street in 1963.  Just a year later in 1964 at the age of 23, Andy bought out his partner and became sole proprietor and the rest, as they say, is history. Andy’s talent, vision and charisma would help pave the way over several decades to form Dante’s Restaurants, one of the most unique multi-concept restaurant and nightlife companies in Pennsylvania. Now, over five decades later, Andy is still going strong and is a part of our every day operations. He continues to be a motivated visionary, just the same as that 13 year old kid in the Altoona pizza shop.