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Nancy’s Pizza franchise owner Jim Naumczik pulls a famous 2 1/2-inch stuffed pizza (starting at $16.50 for a small with just cheese) from the oven. Naumczik has owned the Mokena Nancy’s location since 1995 and the New Lenox location since 1998. T.J. Kremer III/22nd Century Media
TJ Kremer III, Contributing Editor
3:00 am CST March 8, 2019

Owner of Nancy’s Pizza in Mokena and New Lenox Jim Naumczik was not always interested in the restaurant business. In fact, it was not until he and his wife, Mary Ellen, who is also his business partner, were sitting in a Nancy’s parking lot in Tinley Park when they realized the potential for success.

So, Jim and Mary Ellen went to stake out the Nancy’s in Tinley Park, just to see how business there was doing. They went on a Friday night, ordered a pizza and sat in the parking lot to see what they could see.