Here we grow again! Please meet new Sarpino’s USA Franchisee Natasha James, who recently assumed ownership of our Gurnee, Illinois pizza delivery restaurant.

Natasha is originally from Zion, Illinois in Lake County. She has been an educator for 28 years, currently serving as an assistant principal. She was introduced to Sarpino’s USA by her nephew, who was working at the restaurant under the previous owner. While Natasha has never worked in the restaurant business before, her nephew’s passion for Sarpino’s USA coupled with our proven processes and hands-on support sold her on this new venture.

What’s Next for New Sarpino’s USA Franchisee Natasha James

“I’ll be able to retire from education in the next few years. I have been looking for the next thing so when my nephew approached me with the Sarpino’s USA franchise opportunity, I was intrigued,” said James. “Once we began the discovery process and I met the corporate team and learned more about the support offered – I felt confident that this could be my second act.”

Second Act

Natasha assumed ownership of the Gurnee franchise in December 2022. She then made some updates to the restaurant and reopened its doors last month.

“I am so excited to be a part of Sarpino’s USA as one of its newest franchisees. I can’t wait to kick off this new endeavor. I’m looking forward to growing the restaurant’s customer base, increasing brand awareness, and providing jobs to people in the community,” added James.

New Sarpino’s USA Franchisees

At Sarpino’s USA, our franchisees are the backbone of our brand and the foundation to our ongoing success. That’s why one of our main focuses has been teaming up with best-in-class franchisees who align with our core values.

“Natasha personifies our ideal franchisee. She is someone who demonstrates a strong work ethic and passion for our business,” said David Chatkin, President of Sarpino’s USA. “We are thrilled to have her as a franchisee. We know that her knowledge of the local community will be invaluable to her success.”

Natasha has appointed her nephew as general manager of the restaurant. She will then make the gradual transition out of education to make Sarpino’s USA her full-time focus.

Franchise Information

Could Sarpino’s USA be your second act? To learn more about our franchise opportunity, visit or give us a call at 773-673-8295.