Dumm’s Pizza and Subs is joining the 2Fifty Texas BBQ family! After 30 years in business, the restaurant’s owners have sold Dumm’s to 2Fifty Texas BBQ, who will keep the beloved “Dumm’s” name and serve a menu that honors the restaurant’s original recipes. Transition is already underway! As plans to add seating and parking. Read on for background and the official letter from 2Fifty Texas BBQ.
Riverdale Park’s Dumm’s Pizza Joining 2Fifty Texas BBQ Family
Earlier this month, we excitedly shared the news that 2Fifty Texas BBQ was setting up a brick and mortar restaurant in Riverdale Park, on the corner next to Dumm’s Pizza & Subs. We write “excited” because (1) their BBQ is top notch; and (2) the owners – Debby and Fernando González – are local residents and just some of the nicest people you’ll ever meet. Even nicer than us. 😉
Pizza, BBQ & Beer
Between this news, the news about 2Fifty Texas BBQ moving to Dumm’s Corner Store and the new non-smoking, outdoor seating at Town Center Market, there’s going to be so much magic happening on this little slice of heaven in Riverdale Park.
Enjoy more details in this letter from 2Fifty Texas BBQ owners, Debby & Fernando González:
It was almost 30 years ago that Georgia and Mike Spiropoulos opened the doors of Dumm’s Pizza and Subs at 4704 Riverdale Rd. Georgia’s father, Pete Spiropoulos, had acquired the building the year before and it already housed the general store that would later become the Town Center Market.
Georgia and Mike were pioneers in establishing their restaurant at Riverdale Park in the early 90’s when at this area of Prince George’s County there were virtually no options to enjoy a menu of fresh and authentic homemade recipes. With the help of their staff, they have tended the customers of Dumm’s Pizza and Subs with warmth and friendliness, becoming a long-time favorite restaurant within the community for decades. They feel very grateful to all their customers who, throughout the years, have entered through the same doors they opened almost 30-years ago.
Georgia and Mike have decided to undertake new and professional challenges, and after evaluating the proposal to purchase their business, have decided to sell it to us, MADRE USA CORP. Perhaps the best way to identify us as the new owners is by referring to us as 2Fifty Texas BBQ, our food stand that has been running for a year at the Farmers Market in Riverdale Park. We are residents of Hyattsville and as a family successfully accumulate almost 60-years of experience in the food and hospitality industry in El Salvador. We decided to bring our investment to the US, specifically to Prince George’s County, with the guidance of the Economic Development Corporation and the persuasion of the Town of Riverdale Park.
We are pleased to announce that with the acquisition of Dumm’s Pizza and Subs, not only will it remain open to the public honoring the original recipes, but we will also add more seating capacity and gradually add our craft style BBQ to the existing menu, as the lease of the space adjacent at 4700 Riverdale Rd will allow us to do so.
The first step in this endeavor is the addition of a custom-made wood smoker and the subsequent opening of BBQ Sundays. Eventually, Dumm’s Corner will become a location of approximately 2700 sq. ft. and 28 parking spaces, where customers will be able to enjoy an extensive menu of the long-time favorites of Dumm’s Pizza & Subs, the 2Fifty craft barbeque, as well as a wide selection of local and national drinks.
This project stems from the will of the Sotiriou family to continue the business they started decades ago and Fernando and Debby to continue their legacy as we add our own. Our goal is to continue investing in our community and Prince George’s County, while creating more direct and indirect jobs. We also love town life.