This is pretty cool. We have the best pizza guy in the nation right here in Rochester, and he's totally a rookie!

I love stories like this. The guy's name is Derek Flom, and he was just named Topper's Pizza Rookie Manager of the Year at their national convention over in Madison.

According to Jeff Kiger, at the Rochester Post Bulletin,

The 2015 Kasson-Mantorville High School graduate started his Toppers career making dough at the Marion Road location. He now manages 20 to 30 employees...

That is just awesome. The power of hard work, and paying attention. So, next time you're in Topper's, if you see Derek, give him a shout and a "good job!" We're going to be hearing more good things  about this guy, and you can say you knew him when.