After more than 30 years of pouring his blood, sweat, and tears into DoubleDave’s Pizzaworks, our leader, Chuck Thorp, is the heart of the organization. As the Coach, he calls the plays for his vision of what DoubleDave’s strives to maintain – really, really good products that encourage customers to come back again and again for the food, and even more—for the atmosphere. He is the example of the DoubleDave’s culture – smiling friendly, ready to please and attentive.
Chuck started as a delivery driver in 1988. He delivered pies while studying at Texas A&M University. After graduating, Chuck’s energy, enthusiasm and hard work paid off. In 2007, Chuck became the CEO.
DoubleDave’s is my livelihood, my past, present, future and passion – the keystone of my entrepreneurial spirit.
Chuck set a few precedents early on: Technology, innovation, creativity and originality. He inspires the employees and staff of DoubleDave’s to excellence through strong leadership using an upside down pyramid organization where he supports his team; that team then supports franchise owners; who support their employees; who support all of our customers. He’s a stickler for quality and dedicates time each year meeting with vendors, requiring the utmost quality for all of our products — custom designed flour mixes; the finest tomatoes and sauce blends; proprietary spice blends; original formulas for all our cheeses and sourcing first-rate local produce.