Shreveporters, Robin and Wayne Hogue, were in Little Italy in New York City about 15 years ago, walking around like tourists do, exploring the city, when they walked into an Italian Gelato Shop.
They were amazed at how good the Gelato was and they had a discussion that went something like this: We ought to do this in Shreveport! It was a moment in life that did change things, though it took 15 years before the change happened.
Life and jobs kept Robin and Wayne from pursuing the idea until circumstances changed and brought it back to the forefront. They knew they needed to look into a franchise operation due to their lack of experience in the Gelato business.
After significant due diligence, and tasting lots of Gelato, Paciugo was selected as the best fit and easily the best product.
Paciugo Shreveport is 100% locally owned by Robin and Wayne, 100% of the money invest was local money, 100% local contractors did the work, and all 20 employees are young local folks as well.