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Former corporate America exec Todd Mulvahill, and his wife and partner Kelly, have a unique way of hiring, training, and retaining employees at their Papa Murphy's locations.
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California mega franchisee Sunny Ghai shares his insight on how he evaluates adding new brands.
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Former NFL linebacker Bryan Scott has two things on his mind these days: 1) building a successful chain of Title Boxing Club franchises in the Atlanta area, and 2) overseeing the company he co-owns, Noene USA, which sells a line of high-tech, ultra shock-absorbing insoles.
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Bryan Scott spent a decade in the NFL backing up his defensive line. But when his playing time began to wind down he got prepared for life after football.
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When we last profiled Jerry Heath in 2010, the Michigan native was busy operating 11 Hungry Howie's pizza restaurants and had recently become involved with Jimmy John's, opening 5 units.
  • By Kerry Pipes
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Multi-Unit, Multi-State Huntington Learning Center Franchisee Named One Of CNBC's 'Top Franchisees in America'.
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Numbers and research notwithstanding, veteran franchisee Brian Smith chooses his brands using his gut instincts. "I like to go with things I believe in and know I can sell," says the Arkansas family man.
  • By Debbie Selinsky
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Arizona Sport Clips Multi-Unit Franchisees Are Selected For CNBC's 'Top Franchisees in America' Recognition and Their Brand's Own Highest Honor, The Logan Trophy.'
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Mills Sinclair is a man living life on his terms. He's equally at home on the golf course at his Arizona home in Scottsdale, on the beach at his Mexican vacation home, or sitting in a corner of one of his restaurants on Sunday "watching families interact in ways they don't often do anymore."
  • By Debbie Selinsky
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Anyone who's operated a franchise business knows it takes a lot of hard work to attain (and maintain) a high level of success and profitability.
  • By Kerry Pipes & Eddy Goldberg
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Texas-Based Franchisee Awarded Newk's Eatery's Franchisee of the Year award and Recognized for Zero Leadership Turnover and Highest Overall Guest Response in the Chain's 12-Year History.
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Brent Collier earns his bread and butter from tourism. His 16 restaurants from 7 different brands offer something for everyone--from a fun or romantic fondue dinner at The Melting Pot to Sunday afternoons for the family at Golden Corral.
  • By Debbie Selinsky
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Largest Buffalo Wild Wings Franchisee Opens 63rd location in Bradenton, Florida.
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When retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Tim Hershberger signed on as a franchisee with Dickey's Barbecue Pit in Florida, the 30-year military veteran was already focused on the customers he knew best. And his military ties have helped jump-start his first nongovernmental venture.
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Dairy Queen and Huddle House Multi-Brand Franchisee Adds Second Huddle House As He Takes Over An Existing South Carolina Location.
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As a kid growing up in New Orleans, Yaron Goldman dreamed of owning a restaurant. "I have always enjoyed cooking, ever since I was a child," says Goldman, who grew up to become the second largest franchisee of McAlister's Deli.
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Multi-Unit Franchisee Magazine to Honor Franchisee Excellence at the 2016 Multi-Unit Franchising Conference on April 28th at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas
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Planet Fitness Franchisee Adds ZIPS Dry Cleaners To His Growing Portfolio.
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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.
  • By Kerry Pipes
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Fast-Growing GPS Hospitality Adds Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen To Its Franchise Portfolio Expanding Presence In Georgia and West Virginia.
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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.
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Former McDonald's Multi-Unit Franchisee Inks Deal with Pie Five Pizza To Open Multiple Locations in Pennsylvania and Ohio.
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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.
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GPS Hospitality Promotes Founding Partner Brian Arnold To Chief Development Officer As It Continues Expanding Beyond Its 222 Burger King Locations.
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Multi-unit franchisee Gary Moore has spent most of his life in the restaurant business, assuming nearly every available job title along the way.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Bill Spae has spent four decades in franchising and is currently the second largest Dairy Queen franchisee in the system.
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Mike Pietrzyk has always loved contributing to charitable causes. So it wasn't surprising that a decade ago the Firehouse Subs area representative came up with the idea of selling his restaurants' empty 5-gallon pickle buckets, rather than tossing them out.
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