Ledo restaurant, located at 4509 Knox Road in College Park, has been purchased and will reopen in spring 2021 to continue serving legendary Ledo Pizza.

In 1955, Robert L. Beall and Tommy Marcos Sr. opened the original Ledo restaurant in Adelphi, Maryland. Ledo restaurant, and the famous pizza it sells, gave rise to the franchise system of the same name that now operates over 100 Ledo Pizza restaurants throughout the eastern United States.

Now, Chesapeake Hospitality, a Greenbelt-based hospitality company and multi-unit franchisee for Ledo Pizza, is taking over the landmark College Park location. Chesapeake plans to completely renovate the restaurant utilizing Ledo’s fresh and innovative design. The new location will use Ledo Pizza’s menu, showcasing the same signature rectangular pizza, jumbo wings, pastas and College Park favorites from the old menu.

“My family greatly appreciates everything that the Marcos family has done serving Ledo customers over the past 65 years,” says Ledo Pizza President Jamie Beall. “This will be Chesapeake Hospitality’s eighth franchise location to operate, and the founders of the company have strong local roots. They know how special Ledo is to the University of Maryland community and surrounding areas. We’re the Official Pizza of the Maryland Terrapins, so we are extremely happy to bring this restaurant into our 106-location family and to continue serving Ledo Pizza in College Park!”

Ledo Pizza first opened 65 years ago and continues to be a leader in offering the freshest and highest quality pizza, pasta and calzones for both lunch and dinner. At Ledo Pizza, every pizza is rolled to order with fresh handmade dough topped with high-quality ingredients, like its famous thick cut pepperoni. The menu also features freshly baked subs, lasagna, spaghetti, wings, soup, salad and breadsticks.

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