Moe Abdou, Founder of 33voices interviews Nick Sarillo, Founder & CEO of Nick’s Pizza & Pub
Pizza On Purpose
There seems to be a correlation between the number of people who reject your idea and it’s potential for success. And it seems to be particularly true if those closest to you, shout the loudest trying to tell you all the reasons why you should not pursue something that you’re passionate about. In 1995, that’s what happened to entrepreneur, Nick Sarillo when he had the idea to open a family friendly Pizza restaurant in Suburban Chicago. The odds were certainly stacked against him – he had no business experience, had never read a business book, and his only professional training was in carpentry, building houses. Yet his determination prevailed and for all the business knowledge he lacked, he made up in hard work and inspiration. Today, seventeen years later, Nick’s Pizza & Pub makes national headlines because of its dedication to ‘The Nick’s Experience’, which provides its community with ‘with an unforgettable place; to connect with your family and friends, to have fun and to feel at home!’ It’s no accident that Nick’s Pizza is one of the highest grossing pizza restaurants in the country; it’s build on purpose from the inside-out. In his first book – A Slice of The Pie – Nick shares how a culture, even in a blue collar environment, can ignite tremendous and predictable business success – Here’s his formula…..