My name is Ken Turner and I live in Las Vegas, Nevada. I joined the forum because a found a thread that talked about the company that I used to work for, Pistol Pete's Pizza. It was a chain based in Phoenix, Arizona and had around 35 units at it's apex! I had joined the company in June, 1984, starting out as an assistant manager. Less than a year later, I am the G.M. at the unit I am working at. I was the G.M. for almost 3 years, until I was promoted to Quality Assurance as a Field Services Representative, in the Operations Department. My former boss at McDonald's, who was now a co-owner, was responsible for this department. It made sure that the franchisee restaurant operators were following established policies, procedures, and guidelines. I traveled about 40 weekends a year, from Thursday thru Monday, visiting restaurants in Texas, New Mexico, Nevada, and Arizona. I was the primary quality assurance field rep. It was my job to come into the units to inspect them and to assist the owner/operators in whatever way that I could! The chain was sold to a competitor, Peter Piper Pizza, on August 7, 1995. That was the best job I ever had. I miss that company!!
I contacted the son of the founder of Pistol Pete's, who posted on this thread, and told him to say hi to his mom and dad. I know his sister, who posted on this thread, also! His dad was a manager for a couple McDonald franchisees (they later became his partners at Pistol Pete's) when he first hired me to work for him! That was the beginning of a 20 year relationship. Fun times, oh what fun times!!
I would like to hear from anyone that was associated with Pistol Pete's Pizza so that we can talk about the good old days!! I read the posts and I know that I know some of you, especially those in Albuquerque! I would visit that city at least once every 6 weeks, or so! I have included a photo of me from early 1994, so that it can jog your memory! Thank you for the chance to post some relevant stuff to the thread!