Abby's Pizza turns 50: 'It's a huge milestone'

ROSEBURG, Ore. - Fifty years ago, the first Abby's Pizza opened on Stephens Street.

There are now 35 locations across Oregon and Washington.

Abby's staff says community involvement has helped them continue to grow over the years.

"For us it's a huge milestone," said Doug Phillips, VP of marketing. "There other pizza places, other businesses, other restaurants certainly that make it to 50 years, but for us it's a huge milestone."

The Stephens location planned to give away certificates for $12 giant pizzas and other fun prizes to celebrate the 50th anniversary.