At Mancino’s Battle Creek, we understand the importance of value. We strive to exceed your expectations by making sure that your experience is more significant than a quick bite to eat. Our team insists on providing products that are high in quality, generous in portion, and superior in freshness. You will taste our commitment to quality ingredients with our homemade bread, craft pizza sauces, and pizza dough made in-house daily. Your taste buds will agree that Mancino's is simply better than the rest! We look forward to serving you soon.
While you may have seen Mancino's locations elsewhere, the Battle Creek location is an independent, locally owned, and locally operated restaurant serving Battle Creek for 30 years and counting!
History of the Grinder
The term "Grinder" can be traced back to the East Coast, where during World War I, Italian immigrants set up sandwich shops close to the shipyards. Their freshly baked Italian rolls were filled with generous amounts of meats and cheeses, and were then baked and garnished with lettuce and tomato. These super-sized sandwiches were a favorite of the hard working men who ground off rivets on metal warships. The friendly shop owners referred to these men as grinders, and the ever popular sandwiches also came to be known as Grinders.
Mancino's Grinders and Pizza Shops were established in the late 1930's by Samuel Mancino Sr., near St. Clair Shores, Michigan. The original recipes and good customer relations were the hallmark of Sam Mancino's success, and those concepts are still prevalent today in all Mancino's Shops.