Smashburger

The Supplier Marriage

Richard Leivenberg, executive vice president for Jody Maroni’s Sausage Kingdom in Venice, California, knows a thing or two about relationships. He practices his people skills each day as he goes toe-to-toe with folks for the sake of his quick-serve operation.

But the relationships that put Leivenberg through the biggest roller coaster of emotions are those with his food suppliers.

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