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Start With Quality | Eugene’s Pizza | Under the Big Sky

Posted at 8:43 AM, Nov 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-19 10:43:25-05

Eugene’s may be known statewide for their pizza but there is another item on the menu that has developed a loyal following, the ribs. The secret, they say, is in their barbecue sauce which like their pizza sauce recipe hasn’t changed in fifty-five years. In this bonus video, Sam and Mary Sue Knodel discuss the elements that have make their sauce so popular.

For certain people the taste of Eugene’s Pizza in Glasgow is the best in the world. And when the craving hits they are willing to go to extreme lengths to satisfy their hunger. Co-Owners Sam and Jeff Knodel are willing to go to great lengths to make sure their fans are satisfied.

Eugene’s Pizza has been in the Knodel family since Arlie and Mary Sue Knodel purchased the business from Eugene E. Barger in 1967.

The family owned establishment is located in Glasgow, along a stretch of highway and railroad known as the Hi-Line.  Arlie and Mary Sue Knodel purchased Eugene’s Pizza after two days of consideration and opened the doors with forty dollars to their name.

In 1992, Arlie and Mary Sue sold Eugene’s Pizza to their sons, Jeff and Sam Knodel. Jeff and Sam continue to operate Eugene’s Pizza with the same high level of commitment that Arlie and Mary Sue established throughout their tenure.

In 2015, Eugene’s was named the Best Pizza in Montana after more than 30,000 votes were cast. Eugene’s would win the title again in 2016 and has received numerous other recognitions and accolades over the course of fifty-six years in business.

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