Digital issue: July 2021 Columbus CEO magazine

Katy Smith
Columbus CEO
July 2021 Columbus CEO cover

Columbus long has been something of a fast-food town, with brands across the spectrum born here and moving here: Wendy's, Sister's Chicken & Biscuits, Chipotle, Charleys Philly Steaks, Rax, Piada, Bibibop—and of course, who could forget White Castle?

The House of Crave turns 100 this year, and it's still run by the same ingenuous family, the Ingrams, who at one point even vertically integrated production of the restaurant buildings themselves. Meet the descendants keeping White Castle going strong today—and is it ever going strong. Sales were up to $780 million in 2020 over $579 million in 2019. In this month's feature by Associate Editor Jess Deyo, find out what keeps the Ingrams connected and focused around the slider business.

You can see the full July 2021 issue of Columbus CEO below.

Many would-be agents and reps are stepping forward as the world of sports prepares to let college athletes make money. But Luke Fedlam is taking it a bit further. The Columbus attorney and Columbus Sports Commissioner has built a practice at Porter Wright and his Anomaly Sports Group around advising young athletes and their families about contracts, IP, and importantly, life after sports. “I always felt like my life, my future, was all on me, that I have to do this for myself," Fedlam told writer Steve Wartenberg for this month's profile, which delves into his complicated beginnings in life, which are also the source of his strength. 

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