About Hideaway

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Stillwater Roots

Hideaway Pizza’s casual dining concept was created by Richard “The Big Kahuna” Dermer and his wife, Marti, in 1957 near the Oklahoma State University campus in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Dermer built his company on the premise that happy employees equals happy guests, a winning formula that over the years has built a highly devoted fan base that continues to grow.

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Cherry Street

In 1993, Dermer allowed a trio of trusted employees: Bob Busby, Brent McMurry and Gary Gabrel (Pente creator) to form a development company to expand the concept into new markets outside of Stillwater while the Dermer family retains ownership of the flagship location. The first Hideaway Pizza expansion restaurant opened in downtown Tulsa, Oklahoma’s Cherry Street District.

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A New Era

Hideaway Pizza had successfully grown its footprint to include six restaurants in the Tulsa and Oklahoma City metro areas when Darren Lister and Brett Murphy purchased the company in Feb. 2006. Under their leadership, the company has grown into one of America’s favorite pizza companies, employing approximately 1,000 in two states. 

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Hello Arkansas!

Beginning in 2016 we have opened three locations in Arkansas.  The first in North Little Rock followed by Conway, Fort Smith and Benton. 

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Howdy Texas!

In 2023, we opened our first Texas location in Plano. We plan to expand further in 2024! 

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