Jim Bonis arrived Nov. 26, 1966. You might know it better as the day the Saskatchewan Roughriders won their first Grey Cup.
Arriving in Regina was Jim’s opportunity to start a career in the restaurant business. At the Vagabond restaurant, he won over the chef by coming in early so he could learn how to cook. It got him a job in the kitchen.
In 1976, he started his own restaurant – Western Pizza. That’s when Jim started to win over customers with his tomato sauce. He has tweaked the recipe over the years, but every batch was always created from scratch.
His son Spiro describes the sauce as being a little sweeter and spicier than others. His customers just know it is delicious.
That deliciousness has been consistently delivered at all the Western Pizza locations for years. It’s still winning over customers after 40 years.
When you find something that works, you stick with it. Jim’s recipe has proven to be a winner here in Regina.