July RockSTAR Award | Spinato's Pizzeria

STAR stands for: Situation.Task.Action.Result!

The Spinato’s RockSTAR Award, implemented in March 2015, is an honor given to one restaurant manager each month that shows exemplary decision-making and leadership skills.

We select a manager who we believe has shown that he/she is able to confront a Situation or Task, take Action to handle the circumstances, and anticipate the impact (Result) of those actions taken. Our RockSTARs not only do what is expected of them, but go above and beyond when making decisions that affect not only themselves and the restaurant, but their employees and our valued guests.


Our July manager RockSTAR also happens to be our longest-standing employee with the company (with the exception of the family, of course!) – Troy King!  Believe it or not, Troy has been with Spinato’s for almost 20 years!  He started in 1997 as a dishwasher in high school.  We are so pleased that he decided to stick with us for so long, because Troy is a perfect example of what we look for in leadership.  He may be on the quieter side, but Troy knows the perfect combination to running his team with ease.  He can crack some pretty good jokes, but listen up, or you may just miss them!

Troy has held almost every position in our restaurants, and has been the General Manager of four out of five of our locations!  He even held the director of operations position for a while.  When he’s not wearing all of his hats, Troy loves the outdoors, and you can often find him camping or fishing (or dreaming of camping & fishing!).  Recently, Troy has taken on the biggest adventure yet – fatherhood!  His daughter Liliana will turn two this winter, and Troy is just as committed to his family as he is to ours.

We are so thrilled to offer him this award, and so blessed that he’s stuck with us for so long.  We look forward to (hopefully) another 20 years with our awesome RockSTAR, Troy King!

Troy King & Ken Spinato