Our Story

My name is Aaron Smith. I was born and raised in Peoria, IL. I'm the oldest of three children. My dad, Denny, has been employed by Pepsi-Cola for over 35 years.  My mom, Sue, worked for Bergner’s even longer and has recently retired! I attended St. Vincent de Paul, Peoria Notre Dame, ICC, and Bradley University. 

My wife, Katie, is the youngest (and ONLY girl) in a family of 9 children.  Her parents, Bruce and Phyllis Fiddes, and all but one of her eight brothers reside in central Illinois. Katie attended Manual High School and received a Psychology degree from Bradley University. 

Katie and I dated and worked together for two and half years, married in August of 2002 and are the proud parents of three incredible children. Delaney was born in April of 2006 followed very quickly by her younger brother Dawson in February of 2007.  Our surprise little girl, Austyn Ann, blessed our family in 2014. 

Katie and I opened Double A's Pizza, Sports Bar, and Grill on January 1st, 2002 in a small strip mall.  Slowly but surely we developed a very loyal and very diverse customer base. Back then we believed if you were able to find us once it was our job to please you with great service and great food in order to get you to come back.  Luckily for us people did come back and after a few years we realized we needed a bigger place.  And, according to our customers, families and friends the place also needed a bigger bar, more TV’s, a game room for the kids and of course, more seats!  After two long years of challenges we finally opened our "new and improved" Double A’s in January of 2009.  

It’s a little easier to find us now and we believe now more than ever, that great service and great food should be expected every time you visit Double A's.  We are very proud of our restaurant but even more so we are very proud and humbled that many of our customers have become life long friends!