Tony Figaretti is the owner of Figaretti Manufacturing and Distribution Incorporated. In the early 1940s, Tony’s grandparents and their five sons began packaging and selling their delicious pasta sauce to local grocery stores in the Wheeling area. The sauce became so popular they decided to open a restaurant. In 1949, Figaretti Brothers Restaurant opened in Wheeling. The restaurant has remained in the family ever since. Today Figaretti Manufacturing and Distribution specializes in producing one flavor of their award winning spaghetti sauce available only in their 32 once jar. It is organic, vegan and gluten-free.

Show Notes:

  • 2:59 Fill in the gaps of that brief introduction.
  • 4:59 Do you guys process and manufacture your sauce in Wheeling?
  • 6:12 What got you into this business?
  • 6:51 What is your 30 second pitch?
  • 7:30 How many square feet is your facility?
  • 8:04 What is the thing you are most excited about for your company right now?
  • 9:04 What are some of the challenges you face everyday?
  • 10:32 What was been your most challenging business moment so far?
  • 13:18 Where can people find your product?
  • 14:07 How much product do you produce out of your facility?
  • 14:49 What is the best thing about being in business in West Virginia?
  • 15:42 Is there a process to be considered organic, vegan, and gluten-free?
  • 16:10 Positively West Virginia Commercial Break.
  • 16:57 What is the vision you have for your company?
  • 17:24 What is the biggest challenge you face in seeing that through?
  • 18:38 How do you get your product out there?
  • 20:57 Are you tied in with the Department of Agriculture?
  • 21:45 Did you have to alter the sauce to meet FDA requirements?
  • 22:48 What is one piece of advice you would give a entrepreneur?
  • 23:24 How many years have you been in your company?
  • 23:44 Do you ever ask yourself, “Why am I doing this?”
  • 25:24 What is one thing you do everyday that contributes to your success?
  • 26:16 What is one resource you use in your business you can’t live without?
  • 26:59 What is one book you would recommend?
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  • 27:59 If you could meet one person in West Virginia who would that be?
  • 29:57 What is the best way for people to learn about you?

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