Blue Highway Named One of Top Pizzerias in the Nation

Blue Highway Pizzeria is among the nation’s best-performing pizzerias, according to Pizza Today magazine, the leading publication of the $37 billion pizza industry. The magazine, which annually ranks the largest independent operations in the U.S. based on sales, named Blue Highway number 58 on its prestigious Hot 100 list this month.

Based in Micanopy, Blue Highway also operates locations in the Tioga Town Center and Ocala. Its success has enabled its family-oriented owners to offer employees benefits atypical of a pizza establishment, including full healthcare, dental and vision plans, life insurance, and paid time off. “We owe our success to our team. We couldn’t do any of this without their passion and dedication. Happy cooks cook with love, and our crew knows the value of serving our community. When you combine that with quality ingredients, the result is magic,” said Layla Ruffino.

“Making our list is quite an accomplishment,” said Pizza Today Editor-in-Chief Jeremy White. “Each year our readers await the release of the Hot 100 list anxiously. Making it here isn’t easy — it’s a testament to many factors such as great food and service, solid marketing and old-fashioned hard work. The pizzerias on our Hot 100 list have managed to really set themselves apart from the competition.”

Founded in 2004, Blue Highway Pizzeria is operated by the Ruffino family. For more information, visit

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