Acrobat of Pizza
Siler Chapman picked up a ball of dough and found fame, fortune and franchising.
Early in his freshman year at University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Siler Chapman got an uneasy feeling about the path he was on. "It was right after 9/11," he recalls. "People had lost their jobs and were coming back for advanced degrees. It opened my eyes. I didn't want anyone coming in and firing me. I wanted to be my own boss. I started praying and praying about what I should do."
The answer came to him at 3:30 on a Monday morning, when he sat bolt upright: "This thing in my head said, ‘Open a pizza place.'"
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