When the late, lamented Gifford's Ice Cream Shoppe
on Lee Hwy. in Arlington, VA went out of business in the late 1970's the building was converted into a Godfather's Pizza
. Basically, it was an upscale Pizza Hut with the same quality-level food. It only remained open for a year or so into the 1980's before it went out of business and became the second location of a local joint: Joe's Pizza & Pasta
which we patronized often and is still thriving today: http://www.joesplacepizzaandpasta.com/
From what I gather, Godfather's
was one of Pillsbury's "restaurant brands" (which then included Burger King) and, years later, Mr. Cain - a V.P. of Pillsbury - took the assignment of rescuing the brand from bankruptcy. Evidently, he succeeded because much to my surprise they are still operating today: http://godfathers.com/
To me, being a V.P. of a huge multinational like Pillsbury and being the former President of the National Restaurant Association are far more impressive credentials than being the "CEO of Godfather's".