Rick: I always maintain that pizza is the world’s most popular
food, the world’s greatest food. Pizza lifts spirits and brings
people together. So as a longtime journalist who now covers
the pizza industry, I feel like I’ve won the lottery for sure. I
don’t have to deal with crooked politicians or write about
heinous crimes and car wrecks. I work at an o;ce with a
pizza kitchen, a pizza oven and a pizza chef! I mean, how
lucky can you get?
Linda: PMQ started as a family business, and all three of
our children have been involved in it. ;ey’d walk the trade
shows with us. Now, our daughter is our international correspondent. Many of our employees have worked for us for
a long time. People work hard, stay with us, and have the
same passion for the industry as we do.
Steve: We’re directly having an impact on people’s families.
When you think about our readers and all the people they
connect with, it’s a great honor to be in their lives and possibly have a positive impact on them, their employees and
their vendors. It’s a whole domino e;ect.
Interviews have been edited and condensed for length, content
Tracy Morin is PMQ’s senior copy editor. Liz Barrett is PMQ’s editor-at-large.
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