Let’s start off with an introduction to a very successful man, John. Having lived in Greece many years of his life, John was ready for a change. He moved to America. He did many great things there. All while being married and having kids. What did he do you ask? He opened up his own business. That’s right, and there were multiple. He became very popular in the business work zone. And that’s what we’re getting into.
Have you ever wondered who the “soup king” was? John Logethentis. He was very popular for his soups. He also opened many restaurants over the country. John Had definitely lived his life to the fullest. He had done many wonderful things not only for his business but for others too. And here’s why.
People traveled from far and near to taste his soup. They knew what day he would make what soup and they would come in all the time. The people loved his soup, it was soft, light, heavy, creamed, anything you could imagine. He would make it.
Not only was he popular for his soups, but he even opened his own restaurant. In 1972 he opened his own restaurant, Corfu. It had plenty of delicious foods made in the style of American. Everyone loved it there. The workers made fun friendships with each other and the customers. John’s restaurant was definitely the place to be.
How was John going to make his business more popular? John had come up with an excellent idea. Every year john would make a thanksgiving meal and give it out for free to the homeless. Did you hear that? For free! John made everything you could want and desire in a thanksgiving dinner. And for it to go to the homeless with no pay, it truly made an impact on not just himself and the people he was feeding, but for all those who don’t normally get a thanksgiving dinner.
After his first Corfu restaurant closed down from lack of business, John was not done with his business. He later expanded his business, Corfu, to other parts of the country, mainly the east side. John had had opened up about 10 other of his restaurants. John also opened up a waffle house while he was expanding his Corfu business. And when Corfu was coming to an end, John opened may other restaurants and shared his food with the country. He was a very successful man.
As John aged, He began to get very tired taking care of all his restaurants. He was ready to retire from the business market. When his restaurant career came to an end, John settled down in his home country, Greece, with his wife, Helen. Now John has five kids and many grandchildren. Once a year, around Christmas, John comes to America to spend the holidays with his kids and grandkids that all live in America. He enjoys coming every year. So I bet we can all agree, Johns life was lived to the fullest.