Fredric "Rick" Rosati, CEO of the national pizza chain Rosati's Pizza, passed away unexpectedly June 15 at his home in Cave Creek, Arizona.
He was 70. According to the news release, he passed away of natural causes. At the time of his death, he was overseeing the opening of another Arizona store.
Via the company post on social media:
Very sad note, our CEO Rick Rosati passed away June 15th at his home in Arizona. We at Rosati’s Pizza have lost a true genius of the pizza industry, as well as a leader who cannot be replaced. Rick was a great friend to everyone. Rick believed in American entrepreneurship and the power of small business. He mentored countless dishwashers and cooks and helped people move from entry-level positions to roles as managers and even store owners. No words can adequately explain the importance of Rick and sadness of his passing. His ongoing passion and drive to make each customer happy with pizza from Rosati's was never ending. We will honor Rick by continuing our dedicated work at Rosati’s Pizza, the way he would’ve wanted it.
We Love You Rick and will always Miss You!