Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Herman, what is your "business experience"?

You like telling about Godfather's pizza, but how well did that do?

Largest Pizza Chains by locations:
  • Pizza Hut - 34,000
  • Domino's - 9,000
  • Papa John's - 3,300
  • Little Caesar's - 2,000
  • Sbarro - 1,064
  • Godfathers Pizza - 653
Let's graph this out:
Only 1% of all the leading pizza place locations - are Godfathers pizza. Speaking of business, Jack Welch was a pretty good businessman. "Welch's public philosophy was that a company should be either #1 or #2 in a particular industry, or else leave it completely."

We all like business people, but if the guy's company isn't even one of the top 500 private businesses, much less the Fortune 500 - then - what qualifies him to run a $3 trillion organization?

Why on earth is a guy who's claim to fame is having led the #6 pizza chain - why on earth is he seriously thinking people want him to be the #1 leader of the free world?


  1. Godfather's was in debt and about to file for bankruptcy. Herman turned them into a profit center and got them out of debt. Where I live, we don't have Godfather's Pizza. Where there are locations, they have a great product and they are profitable. Your attacks are weak.

  2. John H. Cox did too: "In the mid-'90s, he led a group that purchased the Jays Foods potato chip manufacturer, sparing more than 600 local jobs and taking it from a $17-million loss to a $3-million profit in less than a year." http://www.weeklystandard.com/Content/Public/Articles/000/000/013/642dsifq.asp