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.
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.
Bryan Lara, born in El Salvador and raised in Silver Spring, has been with Potomac Pizza for 8 years. He started as a cashier in our Potomac location while still in high school. When he graduated, he started full time as an Assistant Manager at our College Park location, which opened in 2017. After building his management skills and taking what he learned from College Park, he is now the GM of our Traville location, where he will be a great addition to the existing team. Next time you stop by, be sure to say hello to Bryan!
Jim was born and raised in Gaithersburg, MD and has been living in College Park since 1991. While Jim can quote most of every 80’s movie, more importantly, he is no stranger to the foodservice industry, having 35 years under his belt. His strong work ethic and top notch customer service has been one of the key factors in the growth at our Potomac Village location. The knowledge and energy that Jim brings to the table will make a huge impact at our new College Park location.
Steve was born in Washington DC and raised in Bethesda MD. Growing up he had experience in both the bagel and pizza businesses. He went to college at Hamline University where he received his bachelor’s degree in business and graduated with honors. He went on to earn his MBA from the Carlson School of Management at The University of Minnesota. Steve has a wide range of management experience from the entertainment and real estate industries to internet and restaurant businesses. Over the last several years he has overseen the daily operations of both Bagels ‘n Grinds locations, where he helped spearhead the expansion to College Park . During this time he has been an active member of the Central Maryland Chamber of Commerce and sits on the Military Affairs Committee. Steve brings this breadth of knowledge and love of food to our newest venture, Potomac Pizza Grill, where he will oversee daily operations in Middle River.
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.
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. While still overseeing Traville, Andy will be managing our Potomac location as General Manager.
Ms. Tauber, born and raised in Potomac, MD attended many community nights at Potomac Pizza throughout her childhood. Alana is a proud graduate of the University of Maryland’s Smith School of Business where she earned her bachelor’s degree in marketing.
Alana started her career with the University of Maryland Football program and spent 5 years where she was assigned many different jobs and responsibilities, most recently serving as the Football Operations Assistant.
Here at Potomac pizza, Alana is excited to help with fundraising efforts, coordinating the catering for your events, and providing overall terrific customer service.
If you need to fundraise for your public or private school, sports team, church or just want to feed your employees at a local business, please reach out and connect.
The Restaurant Zone brand has 3 distinct food options in the College Park, Maryland area and have forged a strong relationship with Alana’s alma-mater, the University of Maryland. Campus catering and delivery has become the backbone of these 3 restaurants to even include visiting teams that compete on campus.
Alana works out of our corporate office in Potomac. Next time you see her at one of the restaurants, don’t hesitate to say hello!