We LOVE what we do.

Robert and Ashley Royster

Robert and Ashley had a vision. We wanted a little bar to call our own where we could get GREAT
NY Style Pizza, Sandwiches with a Bar.  Yeah That’d be great – Pizza and a Bar.
Ruckus Pizza and Bar was created in 1998.
Well that idea and our life changes kept us reinventing Ruckus Pizza.
In 2008 our lifestyle had changed and our family had grown to us and 4 children.
We needed a bigger place and kid friendly.
Actually we wanted better beer, better wine, pizza, sandwiches and pastas.
And Lots of TVs.
Ruckus Pizza, Pasta and Spirits was created in 2008
Well, we have all this knowledge and this great team – we should keep expanding.
Still love Ruckus PPS but we like Sushi now too. Yeah Ruckus PPS & Sushi. That sounds good.
And the vision continues.

Ryan and Amy Pilz


I joined Ruckus Pizza & Bar in 1999 and became a partner of Robert and Ashleys soon thereafter because I believed in the company and was excited to make it grow and do great things. My beautiful wife Amy and our daughter Sophia have seen Ruckus grow from a single unit pizza shop to 3 full service family oriented restaurants that employ over 140 ppl and served tens of thousands of customers each year. We are very lucky – our staff and guests  just happen to be the best of the best.  From our family to yours, enjoy good times, great food and cold beer!.

Ryan Reavis

It’s been a long journey of over 20 years that has finally brought me to a place that I love.  Fresh out of college, I moved to a private island only accessible by boat.  This island is inhabited by some of America’s elite and is barely known to many.  While working on the island, I opened an Inn and another Restaurant-my mentors were the President of Singer, a gentleman that owned an Inn in the Poconos, along with the owner of the Chanticleer Restaurant in Nantucket-talk about a crash course in management!  Later I moved to the Turks and Caicos island of Providenciales and reconstructed the whole food and beverage operation for The Ocean Club and building the food and beverage operation for the new resort Ocean Club West.  I later returned to Florida to manage another island resort only accessible by boat and built an Inn and Restaurant for the Corporation.  Finally I began working with a restaurant consulting company in South Carolina, and many projects later, I met Robert and Ryan.  After living the life that many can only dream of, it was time to return to my North Carolina roots and join one of the best teams in the world!  Team Ruckus!!!

Joel and Brit DeBerry

Joel and Brit DeBerry
Joel joined Ruckus as we were looking to open Ruckus in Cary. Joel had worked with us for several years and had moved along to Virginia.  When we looked at who we wanted to run the “OG” we knew Joel was our guy.  He came in and learned a bit from Ryan and took over Ruckus 5 years ago.  It doesn’t seem like it was that long ago.  Joel met Brit and sparks flew.  They were married several years ago and just welcomed the newest Ruckus member to the family Joelly.

David White

Dave White (Bianco)
Dave spits fire. What more do we need to say.  It’s always entertaining at the bar at the OG (Ruckus Raleigh).  It is the best hole in the wall bar in Raleigh.  And Dave makes it the best bar.  Quick with a story or a joke – Dave holds it down. Dave bounced from bar to bar for awhile until he found his home at Ruckus.  Ask him to spit fire!