These days, Mikey's Late Night Slice's Slut Sauce is really getting around. With nine locations (including two trucks) to purchase the promiscuous sauce (and an accompanying slice of pizza), the company is on the move. Mikey Sorboro, namesake and founder of the Columbus pizza company, talks naive beginnings and his plans for the future.

These days, Mikey's Late Night Slice's Slut Sauce is really getting around. With nine locations (including two trucks) to purchase the promiscuous sauce (and an accompanying slice of pizza), the company is on the move. Mikey Sorboro, namesake and founder of the Columbus pizza company, talks naive beginnings and his plans for the future.

Where did you get the name for Slut Sauce?

I used to work in clubs a long time ago. It was an old club line, a comedy line: The girls look as hot as a steak covered in slut sauce. Back then, I was pretty young. A little has changed.

In the beginning, we used a picture of Paris Hilton. That was when we could get away with something like that. We wanted to make people laugh, to get people's attention and to serve dipping sauces with the pizza. I'm flattered to see how it's become a part of Columbus pop culture.

We started bottling it by hand and selling it. But this year, we started to have it professionally made off-site for us. It's bottled and labeled for individual sale. We got nutritional labels, and now it's legal. And trademarked. It's an official registered trademark of Late Night Slice LLC.

You've had a bit of a growth spurt. Has it changed the way you do things?

We didn't come from business, let alone pizza. Late Night Slice was really built from the ground up. Every problem that came up, we approached with a fresh and ignorant mind. Everything we did, we did for the first time. It was great learning. Last year, we decided that to get to the next step, we needed help on our backend systems. We had to put on our big-boy pants to make it a big-boy company.

What's in the future for you?

We're going to be working on getting our franchising agreement in the next year. We're focusing on making Late Night Slice marketable within the next year. We have to make the places that we have operate really, really well.

Do you plan on having shops outside of Columbus?

We'd like to stay within two hours: Athens, Kent, Dayton, Cincinnati, Cleveland. We think these communities will really embrace our concept.

Anything new in Columbus?

We have a bar project opening in the Short North, where the 83 Gallery used to be. We're hoping to open up in the springtime. It will be a really cool dive-bar style bar. The slogan that keeps coming to us is: "Finally, a shitty place to drink in the Short North." We want to make it feel like this place has been here for 40 years.