July 21, 2022

Chinese food and pizza rolls helped Jeno Paulucci build the Heathrow community

Jeno Paulucci was the king of the packaged food business. He made hundreds of millions of dollars selling canned Chinese food, then frozen pizza rolls.

He sold those companies in the 1980s and jumped into the Florida real estate business.

This is the story of how he convinced a major company to build its national headquarters in an untested Seminole County office park named for a London airport. It changed the economic climate in Seminole County.