Oregano Joe’s Pizza Accepts Charger Card

Samantha Mathewson

Oregano Joe’s pizza, located on 531 Boston Post Road, Orange, CT, across the street from the Raymour & Flanigains and DSW plaza, now allows University of New Haven students to pay using their Charger Card.

Photo By Samantha Mathewson
Photo By Samantha Mathewson

“We have been in the process of getting the charger card since the winter break. The owner and I decided that it would be a good investment,” said Matthew McCollough, manager of Oregano Joe’s Pizza.

The restaurant has been open for about a year and a half now, and since they are located close to UNH, McCollough said, “We know students are not always interested in the same cafeteria food on a daily basis. We also believed it would be somewhat of a convenience catering to students who may not have a vehicle on campus, yet still want to enjoy great food.”

McCollough explained that there have been a few UNH students that have come into the restaurant, and when they were told that Oregano Joe’s would soon be accepting the charger card, their response was, “a big smile and ‘see you soon.’”

For now, Oregano Joe’s does not plan to offer any discounts to students; however, if the results of students using their charger card increase Oregano Joe’s sales, McCollough said he could see it [discounts] happening in the near future.

With the option to use their charger card, students have the convenience of not having to worry about having cash on them, or if they are short on funds, their parents can directly deposit money to their charger card account.

“During the football season we provided 25 pizzas for the UNH football team at every home game. We also provided, upon request, pizzas several times for the UNH men’s baseball team and the women’s soccer team,” added McCollough.

Oregano Joe’s pizza also plans to initiate a pay over the phone option, and they have a mobile pizza truck that can pull up to any location and make pizzas on site. According to McCollough, the truck has running water and is up to health code criteria for the state, inspected and certified. “I think [the mobile pizza truck] would be a point of interest for any upcoming events UNH may be having.”