I Am Franchising - Real Life Success Stories From Franchisees

Franchising is a business model that has led millions to financial success. Every franchisee has a singular story - of where they've been, how they chose franchising, and of the challenges they've overcome on their pathway to personal and business success. I Am Franchising brings these real-life stories to you online. Someday your story may appear here as well.

The 5th Quarter: Former NFLer Van Jakes Lives To Help Others »

By Kerry Pipes

Van Jakes played cornerback in the NFL for eight years, routinely pestering receivers up and down the field while playing for the Kansas City Chiefs, New Orleans Saints, and Green Bay Packers.

Rollin' Stone: Franchisee/Franchisor Gathers No Moss »

By Kerry Pipes

A conversation with John Metz invariably leads to all kinds of topics, peppered with opinions and pointed insights gleaned from his many, and diverse, business adventures.

From Burgers To Pizza »

Multi-Unit Franchisee

Former McDonald's Multi-Unit Franchisee Inks Deal with Pie Five Pizza To Open Multiple Locations in Pennsylvania and Ohio.

Success-ion Story: Family Business Diversifies To Expand »

By Helen Bond

As senior vice president and chief investment officer of Impact Properties, Shirin Kanji is in charge of all of the Tampa-based company's investment-related activities.

GPS Hospitality To Grow With New Chief Development Officer »

Multi-Unit Franchisee

GPS Hospitality Promotes Founding Partner Brian Arnold To Chief Development Officer As It Continues Expanding Beyond Its 222 Burger King Locations.

Role Player: Gary Moore Has Done It All »

By Helen Bond

Multi-unit franchisee Gary Moore has spent most of his life in the restaurant business, assuming nearly every available job title along the way.

McAlister's Deli Mega Franchisee On Track To $100 Million In 2016 Revenue »

Multi-Unit Franchisee

Yaron Goldman Has A Strategic Growth Plan That Includes A 2016 Revenue Projection In Excess Of $100 Million At His 59 Mcalister's Deli And 3 MOD Pizza Locations.

One-Brand Woman: Dawn Lafreeda Builds A Denny's Empire »

By Kerry Pipes

When we last visited with Dawn Lafreeda in mid-2012 she was operating 70 Denny's restaurants in six states and had been adding restaurants, even through the Great Recession.

Mega Zees: 7 Franchisee Superheroes Tell How They Did It »

We kick off 2016 with our annual Mega 99 issue: a list of the largest U.S. franchisees ranked by total number of units--along with 7 profiles of multi-unit mega-operators.

Texas Dairy Queen Franchisee Thinks Big »

Multi-Unit Franchisee

Bill Spae has spent four decades in franchising and is currently the second largest Dairy Queen franchisee in the system.

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