A delicious favorite since 1978, Potomac Pizza is one of Maryland's most beloved family restaurants. We use the freshest ingredients to create both traditional and specialty pizzas and offer a fun and memorable atmosphere that local residents have come to depend on. Our trans-fat, cholesterol-free pizza dough and sauce are made from scratch every day on premises without dairy, nut or egg products. The secret to our success is customer satisfaction. We pride ourselves on prompt, professional service. We offer the freshest ingredients and our food and pizza is always served hot! We always look forward to serving you.
Founder and President, Restaurant Zone, Inc.
Adam Greenberg, a lifelong Marylander, is the owner Principal behind Potomac Pizza, Potomac Village Deli Catering and Bagels ‘n Grinds. He has locations in Potomac, Chevy Chase, Gaithersburg, Rockville & Arundel Mills.
In addition to ensuring that his neighbors are well fed, Adam has been ‘giving back' to his community in many ways. He is known to hundreds of Montgomery County school children as "The Pizza Man," due to the numerous Pizza Demonstrations he has given at elementary schools. Adam teaches kids about cleanliness in the kitchen while helping them to make their own pizzas to bring home for dinner. Since the inception of Bagels ‘n Grinds, he has donated tens of thousands of bagels to Ft. Meade, Autism Speaks and countless others just to name a few.
He was recognized as the Potomac Chamber of Commerce Business Person of the Year 1998/9 as well as 2002/3. Adam was also recognized as the Service Guild Business Person/ Partner of the Year in 2000, as well as awarded the Cabin John Volunteer Fire Department Community Partnership Award in 2003.
He has been a member of the Board of Directors for the Potomac Chamber of Commerce since 1997, was the Treasurer of Chamber 1998-2002, and for the past several years served as President. Adam had been on the Board of Directors of JSSA (Jewish Social Service Agency) and on the Board of Directors of Shady Grove Hospital Foundation and currently the vice Chair of Bullis School board of Directors.
Adam's history in the restaurant business began in 1992 when he opened his first establishment, the Cone Zone of Bethesda in February 1992. In March 1994, he opened the Cone Zone in Potomac. It wasn't long before Adam made the connection between pizza and ice cream, and he purchased the original Potomac Pizza in June 1995. Adam sold Cone Zone of Bethesda in 1996, sold Cone Zone Potomac in 1997, and opened Potomac Pizza/Cone Zone Kentland's in 1999. He bought Potomac Village Deli in February 2002, opened Potomac Pizza Traville in January 2003. He went onto open his Chevy Chase location in June 2006, and then opened his first Bagels ‘n Grinds in April 2012. Adam is planning on opening Potomac Pizza & Bagels ‘n Grinds in the Fall of 2016.
Adam lives with his wife Courtney and their three children in Potomac, Maryland. They eat either pizza or bagels basically every day. Adam enjoys travel, boating, cars, sporting events and spending time with his family.
Managing Partner, Potomac Village Deli Catering
Sam Lerner was born and raised in Baltimore where he worked for some of Baltimore's finest delicatessens and caterers during his high school and college years. In 1975, Sam opened Olney's The Village Deli, a kosher-style delicatessen and restaurant inside the Village Pharmacy. Brisk business led to a larger storefront and a new name: Potomac Village Deli. In 1997, after years of imagining himself on the big screen, Sam sold Potomac Village Deli to pursue a career in acting. Unfortunately, after taking one look at Sam, Hollywood sent him right back to Maryland. Adam Greenberg, who bought the deli in 2002, convinced Sam to come back as managing partner. Sam lives in Rockville with his wife, Robin, of 40 years and two cats. He enjoys playing softball (as long as he can still see the ball), watching his favorite television stars Larry, Moe and Curly and his favorite movie star, Wile E. Coyote.
Managing Partner, Chevy Chase Location
Rea Pyle was born and raised in the restaurant business and is one of the hardest-working guys that we have ever met. Rea, a native Washingtonian, moved his way up the ranks, leaving no job position untouched. While working at Potomac Pizza on a full-time basis; he completed his undergraduate degree at The George Washington University's school of Business. Working 50-55 hours a week, he took on an full credit course load and still managed to excel in his studies and grow within the business. After graduation from GW, Rea became a partner at Potomac Pizza and today, proudly runs our Chevy Chase location where he has instilled his values of family first and excellent customer service.
General Manager, Traville Location
Andy, born in Bogotá and raised in Potomac, has been a regular at Potomac Pizza from age one. In 2010, he began working part-time as a cashier at our Chevy Chase location, quickly becoming a waiter and then an assistant manager. Upon graduating from American University in 2011, he started working full time at Potomac Pizza-Chevy Chase. After honing his skills as a full time manager for two years, Andy took over as General Manager at our Traville location in 2013. Be sure to follow Potomac Pizza on Instagram to see the pizza portraits and other specialty pizzas he enjoys making on his down time.
Community Relations Manager
Chris Martin was born and raised in Frederick, MD but is no stranger to the Montgomery County/DC area. He started out in our Potomac Pizza – Kentlands location as a Carry Out employee and worked his way up to the Corporate Office in just a couple of years to be our Community Relations Manager. For the last 9 years, Chris has also been a professional bassist who has toured nationally and internationally with 2 major label signed bands where he personally booked tours, festivals and recorded 5 records. You may have even heard his music being played on MTV, VH1, E! and FUSE shows as well as on the radio. He has brought his business knowledge and people skills of dealing with the music industry into the Potomac Pizza world. He helps with fundraising efforts, coordinating events and providing overall terrific customer service for several of our Elementary, Middle, High and Private Schools, PTA's, teams, groups, churches and local businesses. Chris has always used that as a template for success and to help with growth of Potomac Pizza. Make sure you say hello the next time you come into the office!