Jerry’s Pizza & Pub owner hands off daily operations to ‘good friends’


It wasn’t an April Fool’s prank, Jerry’s Pizza & Pub in Bakersfield really did switch ownership on April 1.

17 News reached out to owner Jerry Baranowski Tuesday.

He says he handed off operations to good friends Corina and Ernesto Topete who will run the pizza shop.

Baranowski said Ernesto was one of the first employees at Jerry’s and the two have remained friends since then.

Baranowski will remain the landlord of the building and the name and property will stay the same.

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