When Jim Reed, a 25-year veteran of the pizza segment, couldnâ€™t find pies that lived up to his standards in his town of Bakersfield, Calif., he knew just what do to: open a pizzeria of his own.While researching pizza that met his expectations of quality, he learned of Gurnee, Ill.-based Jimanoâ€™s Pizzeria and contacted the chainâ€™s founder, Jimmy OBerto, about franchise opportunities.Reed was impressed with the business model, he said, but it was the chainâ€™s Chicago-style pizza that sealed the ...
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