Employee Spotlight: Dave Gartlan

Our next employee spotlight is on Dave Gartlan, Director of Franchise Development here at Godfather's Pizza Headquarters.

Name: Dave Gartlan

Title: Director of Franchise Development

Employee Since: Making pizzas in high school in 1994


Where’d you grow up?


When did you first know you wanted to work in this field?

I have been eating Godfather’s my whole life, so let’s say I have Godfather’s Pizza in my blood.

Tell us about your daily responsibilities at GPI.

I talk to people from all over the country interested in opening their own Godfather’s Pizza restaurant.  I also help them through the process of opening their own Godfather’s restaurant.

What are some life lessons you’ve learned from working for Godfather’s Pizza?

We are a big family and family is the most important aspect in life.

Do you have any pets? If so, what are their names?

Yes, a fish named Bear, after my favorite team “Da Bears”.

What are your hobbies?

I like to write music, play golf, and hang out with my fam.

What is the last movie you saw?

American Hustle, really good.

What is your favorite game (cards, board, video, etc)?

Wii- my sons like me to play.

Favorite Godfather’s Pizza memory:

Having my birthday parties as a kid at Godfather’s.  We played some cool games, such as tail the pin on the donkey and ate a lot of pizza.

Favorite Godfather’s Pizza pizza:


Any final words?

Pizza is the complete meal: bread, dairy, meats, and vegetables in one slice.  Perfection!