Shortly after Peyton Manning decided to invest in 21 Colorado-area Papa John’s franchises back in 2012, the state of Colorado legalized recreational marijuana use. Did Manning just get lucky, or was he banking on that happening?
During a recent interview with The Monday Morning Quarterback, Manning took a few minutes to discuss voting and politics. It turns out those topics go hand in hand with his business venture.
“You try to know who you’re voting for. I was good friends with the Governor of Indiana, Mitch Daniels, who’s now the president of Purdue,” Manning said. “Probably could have been President of the United States. You try to get to know them. I’ve gotten to know some of the folks here in Colorado. There’s some different laws out here in Colorado. Pizza business is pretty good out here, believe it or not, due to some recent law changes. So when you come to a different place, you’ve kind of got to learn everything that comes with it.”
You see, Peyton is an even smarter businessman than we thought. The guy does more than just break NFL records and make us laugh with hilarious commercials. He also fully understands the munchies, and he knows how to turn them into some extra cash. He’s just an alpha male in every sense of the term.