Columbia, South Carolina, pizza magnate is making his mark in the competitive $46 billion pizza industry

Does success in military combat translate into the battle to build a successful string of pizzerias? 

Thestate.com says Capital City, South Carolina, native and Iraq military veteran Joe Walker has proven it does. Only eight years ago, Walker was in military gear fighting Iraqi insurgents, a world removed from becoming the CEO of a 14-store pizza business with 400 employees and sales of $11 million. The 33-year-old has used his business savvy, military experience, a disciplined franchise structure and the financial help of a family friend to craft himself into a Marco’s Pizza magnate of sorts. 

Read more about how a combat veteran battles Pizza Hut and Domino's every day and comes out a winner.



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