Mother Tucker's was first opened in 1979 by the late Jim Tucker as a neighborhood filling station. To honor both his wife and his mother, who were both mothers and Tuckers, Jim named the store Mother Tucker's, opting for the singular "Mother" as "Mother Tucker's" has a much better flow than the plural "Mothers Tucker's!"
The store quickly expanded to provide grocery and convenience items, and with the addition of Ohio Lottery sales, and the area's first automatic touchless car wash with four self-serve wash bays, Mother Tucker's became a bustling little business but it was the addition of pizzeria quality pizza that made Mother Tucker's a favorite stop for neighborhood residents and passers-through alike.
When owners Jim and Tommi Pitcock took the reins in 2010, they preserved Tucker's neighborhood vision and expanded to include salads, subs, and soft-serve ice cream. All products are still bought with in a 50 mile radius of Zanesville to keep as much local as possible. Lucky for us, they also recognized that Mother Tucker's pizza was just too good to keep as an Eastside secret and began marketing The Mother Tucker to the rest of the Zanesville community.
The Mother Tucker is a scrumptious 12" x 24" rectangular pizza—that's 288 square inches—two square feet of pizza cut into squares and double boxed for customer convenience. A comparably priced "large" pizza from most national chains is a little less than 154 square inches. With The Mother Tucker you get 87% more pizza for your hard earned money! If you're not quite that hungry, order the little mother tucker, which is essentially half of The Mother Tucker in a single box. Either way, we're sure you'll agree that the best pizza you'll find anywhere is a genuine Mother Tucker!