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6 Things You Didn't Know About Godfather's Pizza

6 Things You Didn't Know About Godfather's Pizza

Throughout our history, we've elected (or rejected) presidential candidates who had previous jobs that were — let's be honest here — basically pretty boring. General. Governor. Congressman. Lawyer. Peanut farmer. Vice president (probably the most soporific of all). How refreshing, then — how exciting — for us here at The Daily Meal to have the chance to vote, in the next Republican presidential primary, for a man who actually ran a restaurant chain, and then headed up the whole darn National Restaurant Association.

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I mean, some of us probably won't vote for him, either because we're not Republicans or because we'd rather lend our support to, oh, maybe a chemical company executive or something — but at least we have the chance to elevate a guy who, at least in some small way, is one of our own.

The man we're talking about, of course, is Herman Cain, who parlayed a successful stint managing 400 Burger King units in the Philadelphia area into a post as chairman and CEO of the Godfather's Pizza chain, which he ran from 1986 to 1996 and turned into a very successful enterprise — and who is now running a primary campaign with some interesting proposals.

I must admit that I have never eaten a Godfather's pizza. The company was founded in Omaha in 1973 and today includes more than 600 "stores" (as the fast-food folks call their, um, fast-food joints) in about 40 states — but there has never been one near anywhere I've lived, on either coast. I plan to remedy this situation as soon as I can, but in the meantime, I thought it might be interesting to learn a bit about Godfather's.

What I found surprised me a little: Among other things, it has inspired comedy and parody, provoked criticism, and taught Herman Cain invaluable lessons.


8 Things You Don't Know About Rachael Ray

When she's not being confused with Rachel Roy&mdashand subsequently getting blasted by the Beyhive&mdashFood Network star Rachel Ray is apparently making very detailed lists for her supermarket trips and weekly meals.

In a new post on the app li.st, the celeb chef dished on some little known facts about her, including an insanely chaotic shopping list and how much she loves rescuing pitbulls.

1. Her grocery lists will make you dizzy.

Seriously, this is one for the books. Even Ray herself compared it to the killer's notebook entries in the movie Seven. It's written in all caps, which is already disorienting, but then she adds the amounts at the end of each entry and even squeezes in new items in random empty spots on the page. It's a haphazard mess but as long as it makes sense to whoever is doing the shopping, I guess it works. (But her hand-written recipes aren't much better, tbh.)

2. She can't make coffee to save her life.

In her own words, it either comes out looking like mud or pee. And that's just not the kind of cup anyone wants to start their morning with.

3. She always burns toast.

Ray admits to setting bread on fire when she attempts to toast it. Lol same.


8 Things You Don't Know About Rachael Ray

When she's not being confused with Rachel Roy&mdashand subsequently getting blasted by the Beyhive&mdashFood Network star Rachel Ray is apparently making very detailed lists for her supermarket trips and weekly meals.

In a new post on the app li.st, the celeb chef dished on some little known facts about her, including an insanely chaotic shopping list and how much she loves rescuing pitbulls.

1. Her grocery lists will make you dizzy.

Seriously, this is one for the books. Even Ray herself compared it to the killer's notebook entries in the movie Seven. It's written in all caps, which is already disorienting, but then she adds the amounts at the end of each entry and even squeezes in new items in random empty spots on the page. It's a haphazard mess but as long as it makes sense to whoever is doing the shopping, I guess it works. (But her hand-written recipes aren't much better, tbh.)

2. She can't make coffee to save her life.

In her own words, it either comes out looking like mud or pee. And that's just not the kind of cup anyone wants to start their morning with.

3. She always burns toast.

Ray admits to setting bread on fire when she attempts to toast it. Lol same.


8 Things You Don't Know About Rachael Ray

When she's not being confused with Rachel Roy&mdashand subsequently getting blasted by the Beyhive&mdashFood Network star Rachel Ray is apparently making very detailed lists for her supermarket trips and weekly meals.

In a new post on the app li.st, the celeb chef dished on some little known facts about her, including an insanely chaotic shopping list and how much she loves rescuing pitbulls.

1. Her grocery lists will make you dizzy.

Seriously, this is one for the books. Even Ray herself compared it to the killer's notebook entries in the movie Seven. It's written in all caps, which is already disorienting, but then she adds the amounts at the end of each entry and even squeezes in new items in random empty spots on the page. It's a haphazard mess but as long as it makes sense to whoever is doing the shopping, I guess it works. (But her hand-written recipes aren't much better, tbh.)

2. She can't make coffee to save her life.

In her own words, it either comes out looking like mud or pee. And that's just not the kind of cup anyone wants to start their morning with.

3. She always burns toast.

Ray admits to setting bread on fire when she attempts to toast it. Lol same.


8 Things You Don't Know About Rachael Ray

When she's not being confused with Rachel Roy&mdashand subsequently getting blasted by the Beyhive&mdashFood Network star Rachel Ray is apparently making very detailed lists for her supermarket trips and weekly meals.

In a new post on the app li.st, the celeb chef dished on some little known facts about her, including an insanely chaotic shopping list and how much she loves rescuing pitbulls.

1. Her grocery lists will make you dizzy.

Seriously, this is one for the books. Even Ray herself compared it to the killer's notebook entries in the movie Seven. It's written in all caps, which is already disorienting, but then she adds the amounts at the end of each entry and even squeezes in new items in random empty spots on the page. It's a haphazard mess but as long as it makes sense to whoever is doing the shopping, I guess it works. (But her hand-written recipes aren't much better, tbh.)

2. She can't make coffee to save her life.

In her own words, it either comes out looking like mud or pee. And that's just not the kind of cup anyone wants to start their morning with.

3. She always burns toast.

Ray admits to setting bread on fire when she attempts to toast it. Lol same.


8 Things You Don't Know About Rachael Ray

When she's not being confused with Rachel Roy&mdashand subsequently getting blasted by the Beyhive&mdashFood Network star Rachel Ray is apparently making very detailed lists for her supermarket trips and weekly meals.

In a new post on the app li.st, the celeb chef dished on some little known facts about her, including an insanely chaotic shopping list and how much she loves rescuing pitbulls.

1. Her grocery lists will make you dizzy.

Seriously, this is one for the books. Even Ray herself compared it to the killer's notebook entries in the movie Seven. It's written in all caps, which is already disorienting, but then she adds the amounts at the end of each entry and even squeezes in new items in random empty spots on the page. It's a haphazard mess but as long as it makes sense to whoever is doing the shopping, I guess it works. (But her hand-written recipes aren't much better, tbh.)

2. She can't make coffee to save her life.

In her own words, it either comes out looking like mud or pee. And that's just not the kind of cup anyone wants to start their morning with.

3. She always burns toast.

Ray admits to setting bread on fire when she attempts to toast it. Lol same.


8 Things You Don't Know About Rachael Ray

When she's not being confused with Rachel Roy&mdashand subsequently getting blasted by the Beyhive&mdashFood Network star Rachel Ray is apparently making very detailed lists for her supermarket trips and weekly meals.

In a new post on the app li.st, the celeb chef dished on some little known facts about her, including an insanely chaotic shopping list and how much she loves rescuing pitbulls.

1. Her grocery lists will make you dizzy.

Seriously, this is one for the books. Even Ray herself compared it to the killer's notebook entries in the movie Seven. It's written in all caps, which is already disorienting, but then she adds the amounts at the end of each entry and even squeezes in new items in random empty spots on the page. It's a haphazard mess but as long as it makes sense to whoever is doing the shopping, I guess it works. (But her hand-written recipes aren't much better, tbh.)

2. She can't make coffee to save her life.

In her own words, it either comes out looking like mud or pee. And that's just not the kind of cup anyone wants to start their morning with.

3. She always burns toast.

Ray admits to setting bread on fire when she attempts to toast it. Lol same.


8 Things You Don't Know About Rachael Ray

When she's not being confused with Rachel Roy&mdashand subsequently getting blasted by the Beyhive&mdashFood Network star Rachel Ray is apparently making very detailed lists for her supermarket trips and weekly meals.

In a new post on the app li.st, the celeb chef dished on some little known facts about her, including an insanely chaotic shopping list and how much she loves rescuing pitbulls.

1. Her grocery lists will make you dizzy.

Seriously, this is one for the books. Even Ray herself compared it to the killer's notebook entries in the movie Seven. It's written in all caps, which is already disorienting, but then she adds the amounts at the end of each entry and even squeezes in new items in random empty spots on the page. It's a haphazard mess but as long as it makes sense to whoever is doing the shopping, I guess it works. (But her hand-written recipes aren't much better, tbh.)

2. She can't make coffee to save her life.

In her own words, it either comes out looking like mud or pee. And that's just not the kind of cup anyone wants to start their morning with.

3. She always burns toast.

Ray admits to setting bread on fire when she attempts to toast it. Lol same.


8 Things You Don't Know About Rachael Ray

When she's not being confused with Rachel Roy&mdashand subsequently getting blasted by the Beyhive&mdashFood Network star Rachel Ray is apparently making very detailed lists for her supermarket trips and weekly meals.

In a new post on the app li.st, the celeb chef dished on some little known facts about her, including an insanely chaotic shopping list and how much she loves rescuing pitbulls.

1. Her grocery lists will make you dizzy.

Seriously, this is one for the books. Even Ray herself compared it to the killer's notebook entries in the movie Seven. It's written in all caps, which is already disorienting, but then she adds the amounts at the end of each entry and even squeezes in new items in random empty spots on the page. It's a haphazard mess but as long as it makes sense to whoever is doing the shopping, I guess it works. (But her hand-written recipes aren't much better, tbh.)

2. She can't make coffee to save her life.

In her own words, it either comes out looking like mud or pee. And that's just not the kind of cup anyone wants to start their morning with.

3. She always burns toast.

Ray admits to setting bread on fire when she attempts to toast it. Lol same.


8 Things You Don't Know About Rachael Ray

When she's not being confused with Rachel Roy&mdashand subsequently getting blasted by the Beyhive&mdashFood Network star Rachel Ray is apparently making very detailed lists for her supermarket trips and weekly meals.

In a new post on the app li.st, the celeb chef dished on some little known facts about her, including an insanely chaotic shopping list and how much she loves rescuing pitbulls.

1. Her grocery lists will make you dizzy.

Seriously, this is one for the books. Even Ray herself compared it to the killer's notebook entries in the movie Seven. It's written in all caps, which is already disorienting, but then she adds the amounts at the end of each entry and even squeezes in new items in random empty spots on the page. It's a haphazard mess but as long as it makes sense to whoever is doing the shopping, I guess it works. (But her hand-written recipes aren't much better, tbh.)

2. She can't make coffee to save her life.

In her own words, it either comes out looking like mud or pee. And that's just not the kind of cup anyone wants to start their morning with.

3. She always burns toast.

Ray admits to setting bread on fire when she attempts to toast it. Lol same.


8 Things You Don't Know About Rachael Ray

When she's not being confused with Rachel Roy&mdashand subsequently getting blasted by the Beyhive&mdashFood Network star Rachel Ray is apparently making very detailed lists for her supermarket trips and weekly meals.

In a new post on the app li.st, the celeb chef dished on some little known facts about her, including an insanely chaotic shopping list and how much she loves rescuing pitbulls.

1. Her grocery lists will make you dizzy.

Seriously, this is one for the books. Even Ray herself compared it to the killer's notebook entries in the movie Seven. It's written in all caps, which is already disorienting, but then she adds the amounts at the end of each entry and even squeezes in new items in random empty spots on the page. It's a haphazard mess but as long as it makes sense to whoever is doing the shopping, I guess it works. (But her hand-written recipes aren't much better, tbh.)

2. She can't make coffee to save her life.

In her own words, it either comes out looking like mud or pee. And that's just not the kind of cup anyone wants to start their morning with.

3. She always burns toast.

Ray admits to setting bread on fire when she attempts to toast it. Lol same.