Muskego in Waukesha County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
“Do I Smell Pizza-Burgers?”
In 1946, two childhood friends, Paul (Mus) De Angelis and Hugh (Russ) McGrorty, returning from serving in WWII, decided to go into business together, purchasing this property with the first VA loan issued in the State of Wisconsin. The original restaurant specialized in homemade custard, burgers and hot dogs, but was soon changed to a drive-in restaurant format; giving birth to the "Big 3 Drive-in." The ever-enterprising pair held other jobs, as the restaurant started out as only seasonal.
In 1953, the forward-thinking friends invented the genuine Pizza-Burger sandwich. They incorporated this new venture, therefore starting a long history of genuine Pizza-Burger" sandwich franchising and the creation of Pizza-Burger seasoning. The "often imitated,
In the mid 1970s, Paul brought out his longtime partner, Russ, changing the drive-in to a family style restaurant. "Muskego Restaurant" continued to operate until 1993 when the De Angelis family decided to sell this property. Following the sale, this property was home to a butcher shop, day care, and floral boutique.
Pizza-Burgers may no longer be served on this site, but Pizza-Burger System, Inc. is proud to remain a part of the Muskego fabric, successfully managed by the second and third generations of the De Angelis family.
Erected 2014 by Muskego Historical Society, sign donated to the Citizens of Muskego by David L., Tracy K. and Julia M. De Angelis.
Location. 42° 54.43′ N, 88° 8.01′ W. Marker is in Muskego, Wisconsin, in Waukesha County. Marker is on Janesville Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is between the Muskego Beach marker and the Janesville Plank Road Tollgate marker. Marker is in this post office area: Muskego WI 53150, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Muskego Beach Amusement Park (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Janesville Plank Road Tollgate (approx. ¼ mile away); Historic Muskego Centre Park (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Electric Interurban Muskego Centre Station (approx. half a mile away); The Devil's Teapot (approx. 0.8 miles away); Old Muskego Town Hall (approx. 0.9 miles away); Muskego (approx. 0.9 miles away); Park Arthur (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Muskego.
Additional keywords. Dandilion Park, Muskego Beach Amusement Park, Pizza-Burger, Big 3 Drive-In
Categories. • Entertainment • Industry & Commerce •
Credits. This page was last revised on March 21, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 21, 2017, by Linda Hansen of Waukesha, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 137 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 21, 2017, by Linda Hansen of Waukesha, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.