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The Just Crust Soft-Opens in Harvard Square

Photo: Fillype Rapozo/Official Site

Restaurant history has been made today with the soft-opening of The Just Crust in Harvard Square (a proper grand opening planned for June). What's the big deal? The Just Crust was created as a reaction to The Upper Crust, which previously had a location in this very same spot. There are still a few Upper Crusts, but the company declared bankruptcy in October 2012 after a series of shockingly bad business practices, including ripping off employees to the tune of $850,000, in-fighting between partners resulting in legal action, and being charged with using illegal labor. On its way out, it screwed franchisees via Groupon.

In contrast, The Just Crust says it will give employees ownership shares of the company. And who is behind this act of pizza justice? Shannon Liss-Riordan, the very same attorney who sued The Upper Crust representing its employees. Pictured at top is pizza maker Fillype Rapozo, who previously worked in this kitchen in its former incarnation.

And how's the pizza? Let us know.

· All Coverage of The Just Crust on Eater [~EBOS~]
· All Coverage of The Upper Crust on Eater [~EBOS~]

The Upper Crust

4 North Pendleton Street, , VA 20117 (540) 687-5666

The Just Crust

49 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA