It often takes an insider to know how to build a better mousetrap, or, in this case, a pizza chain.
Enter Scott Gittrich, who worked at Domino’s Pizza Inc. (DPZ) for more than seven years, then went on to found his own pizza chain, called Toppers Pizza, with locations mostly in the Midwest.
Gittrich started out in the pizza business at age 20 as a delivery driver for Domino’s in Illinois. The year was 1984, at a time when pizza delivery, like mobile ordering is today, was an emerging concept that not every pizzeria, or customer, fully understood. He took a leap of faith, dropped out of college and decided to get in on this newfangled idea of delivery.