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All posts by Scott Gittrich

People Are The Main Ingredient

Pizza is the best food on earth! Unfortunately the big chains and every gas station on every corner are giving pizza a bad name. Great pizza has great fresh ingredients,...

The REAL First Toppers Store

The first Toppers Pizza store opened on August 9, 1991. My then wife Carol and I had lived like paupers for about 8 years saving nearly everything we’d made working...

Pizza IS a Growth Industry (for some)

This is the first article in a series exploring Toppers’ sustainable competitive advantage. Growth oriented business investors study various industries and their segments for emerging growth opportunities. Even casual business observers recognize...

My Uncle Al won the Powerball!

When I was little, maybe 10, my Uncle Al pulled me aside and said something like “if you want to be rich, then you shouldn’t have a family.” Yikes. I...

The No-Fail Weight Loss Plan

From time to time someone asks me what the “key to my success” has been. I always assume they’re asking me about my success growing a thriving business, but the...

Leaders Don’t Sandbag

Toppers has an ass-kicking franchisee in Minnesota that recently called me out. He told me that one of his people read something I’d written in which I claimed that we...