Rabbe Grönblom

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Rabbe Anders Grönblom (May 3, 1950 Helsinki, Finland – June 29, 2015) was a Finland-Swedish businessman who started a successful pizza business in Vaasa, Finland.[1][2] His first company—a pizzeria—was called O sole mio and it was founded in 1976 in the center of Vaasa. From there he expanded to a pizza franchise chain first called Pizzeria N:o 1. He was known as the "Pizza-emperor" (Pizzakeisari in Finnish), because he was the founder of a well known pizza franchise chain called Kotipizza which was the new name of Pizzeria N:o 1 which expanded fast outside of Vaasa. The chain is said to be the biggest one in the Nordic countries. He was also the founder of a shipping company called RG Line, a hotel chain called Omenahotelli and another pizza chain called Golden Rax Pizzabuffet. Most of his companies are subsidiaries of Grönblom International LTD, where Rabbe Grönblom acted as director. Golden Rax Pizzabuffet however is nowadays a part of Finland's largest hotel & restaurant company Restel Oy Ltd, where Rabbe Grönblom sat on the board. He was also on the board of the Finnish tyre company Nokian Renkaat (since 2003).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rabbe Grönblom / Kotipizza, accessed 2010-08-18 (in Finnish)
  2. ^ "Han var en idéspruta". Vasabladet. 29 June 2015. Retrieved 12 August 2015.