BROCKTON – The Cape Cod Cafe recently joined nine other pizzerias from across the northeastern United States to be inducted into the Pizza Hall of Fame.

“It’s quite an honor,” said Jeremy Jamoulis, who owns the restaurant with his brother, Jonathan. “We are very proud of it.”

The Pizza Hall of Fame was established by Pizza Marketing Quarterly, a trade publication for the pizza industry, in 2005 to showcase the legendary pizzerias and pizzaioli who have helped build America’s pizza culture.

“Each one of the inductees is a local landmark, they are more than just restaurants they are institutions in their community,” said Steve Green, the publisher of Pizza Marketing Quarterly, in a letter sent out to the inductees.

Inductees into the Hall of Fame must have been in business for at least 50 years before they will be considered for induction.

Cape Cod Cafe met that requirement well over a decade ago. The restaurant has been owned and operated by the Jamoulis family since E. James Jamoulis purchased the restaurant in 1947.

“We work very hard, and it is nice to know that your hard work has been recognized,” Jeremy said.

One other restaurant from Massachusetts joined Cape Cod Cafe as a member of the newest class to be inducted into Pizza Hall of Fame. Santarpio’s Pizza of East Boston also received the honor.

When asked if the Cape Cod Cafe had any plans to celebrate their induction, Jamoulis said that he and his family hadn’t even thought about it yet because they had just received the news a few days ago.

Although Jamoulis said that he didn’t even know that the Pizza Hall of Fame existed prior to their induction, the restaurant is proud of the national recognition.

“Hopefully, there will be a pizza Mount Rushmore one day and we will be on it,” Jamoulis said.

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