Tom Sacco was appointed the new CEO and president of Happy Joe’s Pizza & Ice Cream Parlors and Tony Sacco’s Coal Oven Kitchen.

Happy Joe’s has a location in Maquoketa.

Sacco joined the company in October and hit the ground running with the goal of nation expansion for both restaurant chains through aggressive franchising efforts.

“I can envision the Happy Joe’s concept in communities all over North American within the next 10 years,” Sacco said in a press release. 

The press release noted that “a good majority of Happy Joe’s restaurant sales are actually up over the prior year despite the pandemic.”