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Freaky Good Guy

When I was going to school at the University of Illinois back in the 80’s, a sandwich shop opened up on Green Street that we all started going to. They...

Sometimes it’s a Prize Fight

I’m average. I have tried to teach my kids that you don’t have to be the fastest, or the smartest, or the tallest, or the strongest, or have the best...

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...