All the brand new whiz-gizmo start-ups on the Web, all the fat ticket and functionally pointless sports cars, and all the Chef WhassnameontheFoodChannel cooking sets can’t compete with one thing when it comes to economic stimulation. Pizza.
Giants like Wal-Mart, Home Depot, and Starbucks will fail when the economy goes really sour. Your local Julio’s Pizza, Gamboni’s Pizzaria, Tucci’s, and whatever the local pizza oven is in your neighborhood will be there. Why? Because these businesses have always been there and they don’t fail.
Sure, they may not be “too big to fail” like some of the corporate merchandising giants, but they aren’t merging, up-sizing, downsizing, marginalizing, or whatever with abandon either. There are well over 76,000 pizza restaurants in America today. That, my friends, is second only to the National Guard in national defense.