If you're child of the 1980's like me – you remember the time when Godfather's Pizza was the best Pizza Chain in the Country. Godfather's was originally created by Willy Theisen in 1973 in Omaha, Nebraska - and by 1985 they were the 3rd Largest Pizza Chain in America; however, regardless of how successful Godfather's seemed, it was actually falling apart and on the verge of bankruptcy! Over the years, Godfather's had slowly created an overly complicated and costly menu, all of the franchises were completely disassociated from each other, and they had an advertising campaign that was killing the restaurant. In 1986, Godfather's was sold to Pillsbury as part of deal where Pillsbury was actually purchasing 300 Burger Kings and Godfather's Pizza was just thrown in for free! Pillsbury, then turned the restaurant chain over to Herman Cain – who later ran for President of the United States in 2012. Herman Cain did turn the restaurant around, he did unify the franchises, simplified the menu and return Godfather's to profitability, but sadly – it has never returned to the No. 3 spot in America, although, in my opinion…they should be No.1!!!