Sunday, December 24, 2006

Quality Citizen - Mr. Ilitch - "As a Veteran I Salute You" (updated 12/24/06)

I originally wrote this post last August 3rd. There is an update below for Veterans Day - 2006

Mike Ilitch Hits a Grand Slam!

Mike Ilitch owner of Little Caeserrs Pizza, the FOX theater, the Detroit Tigers and Detroit Red Wings hit a big home run yesterday with qulityg. qualityg loves to write about CEOs who give back to the community (i.e., Fox Theatre, youth sports, charities, etc...) and is a friend of veterans.

Mr. Ilitch traveled to Paducah Kentucky and provided Sgt. Robbie Doughty with a Little Ceasers Pizza Franchise. Sgt. Robbie lost both his legs in Iraq.

Mr. Ilitch was quoted as saying that he is "lucky to be in a position to help others." That is true Mike, but we are lucky to have you in our community.

Updated 12/24/06

Mitch Albom
MITCH ALBOM: What it truly means to stand up
December 24, 2006

Excellent Article by Mitch Albom on Robbie Doughty @

Mr. Ilitch, as a Veteran, I salute you. He shoots, he scoooores!


Mr. Ilitch creates a Little Caesars Veterans Program
Just in time for Veterans Day, Mike Ilitch, Little Caesars founder, plans to launch a program that would make it easier for American veterans to open their own pizza businesses.


To provide honorably discharged veterans with a business opportunity when they transition to civilian life or seek a career change, and thank them for the sacrifices they and their families made for our country.

POST-MILITARY CAREER: Ilitch wants vets to get a slice of the pie
Former recruits join Little Caesars ranks

Story at


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