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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...

Lombardi

  “The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have” Vince Lombardi You don’t always have to be the biggest, tallest, and smartest to win. Bring...

Easy Jobs Suck!

In September, my 18 year old son Clay packed up his car with most of his worldly belongings and moved to Portland Oregon, 2000 miles from home.  I love the...

Core Values

Toppers Pizza is incredibly special to me. I know it is the same for many of you. What makes it special is not the logo or the breadstix or the...

Restaurant Proud!

I started in the restaurant business making $2.30 per hour in 1978 when I was 15 years old. Though I studied Engineering and eventually got a degree in Psychology, I...

Striving to be Freaky

Commentary based on the book Think Like a Freak by Steven D Levitt and Stephen J Dubner As a father of 5, I often find myself discussing the challenges of...