I sure wish I wasn't old enough to remember this company in its earliest days, but alas, I AM!!!  This company was founded 35 years ago today by a wonderful man named Rick Gretz.  Like all of us in franchising he struggled to build a substantial business. In 1987 Tom Hofer, a successful franchisee in the system came aboard as CEO.  The characters of Rick and Tom permeate the whole company and its culture to this day.  Good people helping other good people run great franchises.  With the help of wonderful execs like Barry Matthews, James Young and Brad Rusin, not to mention the new leadership of Ted Hofer, Tom's son, this company has turned into one of the most quietly successful stories in franchising....Happy Birthday/Anniversary you guys!