Michael Arthur Overs
June 24, 1939
|Died||March 31, 2010 (aged 70)|
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
|Occupation||Founder and CEO of Pizza Pizza|
|Known for||Founding Pizza Pizza|
|Spouse(s)||Lilian Overs (his death)|
Overs began Pizza Pizza from a single store at Parliament and Wellesley on December 31, 1967 and with the unique phone number created a pizza empire.
Pizza Pizza expanded in Toronto from the 1970s to 1980s to other parts on Ontario and then Quebec, he acquired Alberta based Pizza 73 in 2006. He remained CEO until his death at age 70 in Toronto and was succeeded by son-in-law Paul Goddard.
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- Donovan, Kevin (2008-09-26). "A Toronto businessman who cut a swath through the Canadian fast food world is guilty of cheating the public of tax revenues and must pay a hefty fine, a judge has ruled". The Toronto Star. ISSN 0319-0781. Retrieved 2015-12-13.
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