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When Farouk Diab walks into one of his 18 Wienerschnitzel restaurants wearing a uniform, same as the other workers there, he's making a statement.
  • By Debbie Selinsky
  • 3,590    0
At the age of 39, Becky Finger, a full-time homemaker and mother of three from Cincinnati, went with a friend to visit a Once Upon A Child store in Columbus, a couple of hours away.
  • By Debbie Selinsky
  • 3,667    0
Jon-Anthony Lui was Tutor Doctor's first franchisee to reach $1 million in sales, and in 2014, he became the brand's largest franchisee, and was named Franchisee of the Year.
  • By Debbie Selinsky
  • 3,635    0
Eric Holm may own 31 successful Golden Corral restaurants in Florida and Georgia and run a $150 million business, but his thoughts never stray far from the poverty in which he grew up.
  • By Debbie Selinsky
  • 3,472    0
Largest Hispanic franchisee Guillermo Perales earns IFA's Entrepreneur of the Year award through hard work, success, and community involvement.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 5,175    8
On May 20, 2013, when strong tornadoes tore through Moore, Okla., Brandon Boozer and his family were lucky. Their home wasn't damaged, though some of their closest neighbors lost everything.
  • By Debbie Selinsky
  • 3,141    0
During this season of thanksgiving Golden Corral franchisee Eric Holm will be giving back to the community and remembering where he came from.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 3,618    0
Some people are born with a deep desire to win. They are passionate, determined, aggressive, and persistent. We've come to label these multi-unit franchisees "Dominators."
  • By Kerry Pipes
  • 2,968    0
When Aslam Khan was a youngster growing up in a poor mountain village in Pakistan, his world didn't include knowledge of luxury cars, homes, designer apparel, or the other trappings of money.
  • By Debbie Selinsky
  • 5,883    20
Jamba Juice Nears Completion of Refranchising Efforts with 16-Store California Bay Area Deal
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 3,771    0
Great culture can boost the bottom line, create more satisfied customers, lower employee turnover, and improve overall system growth.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 2,886    0
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You can say this about William Bruce: he's not afraid of change or embracing new challenges.
  • By Kerry Pipes
  • 3,935    0
Amin Dhanani didn't have to look far for a business role model: his father came from Pakistan 37 years ago with 11 children and $50 in his pocket.
  • By Debbie Selinsky
  • 6,714    13
Mother of three with no previous business experience goes from homemaker to successful multi-unit franchisee with passion and hard work.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 5,825    5
The way Steven Taylor and Chris Smith see it, operating multiple brands just makes their business better.
  • By Helen Bond
  • 3,690    0
Jackson Hewitt Honors Jann Birt as its Franchise of the Year at Annual Convention.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 3,862    1
IFA Names 2016 Officers. Multi-Unit Franchisee David Barr will serve as secretary for the group in 2016.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 3,975    0
After working her way through college waiting tables, Tracy Balen told her mother at her graduation from Ohio State University, "I'll never work in another restaurant!"
  • By Debbie Selinsky
  • 3,127    0
Sonic's 2015 Troy Smith Hall of Fame Award goes to long-time Louisiana franchisee Ted Kergen.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 3,264    0
Dickey's Barbecue Pit Inks 5-store deal with veteran Carl's Jr. operators in Washington state. The barbecue chain currently has 20 locations in the state with plans to open five more.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 2,656    0
Harsh Ghai's northern California-based multi-brand business may be rooted in food and family, but aggressive growth and smart development are the cornerstones of the company's success.
  • By Helen Bond
  • 3,259    1
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Every spring, Multi-Unit Franchisee magazine recognizes the winners of its prestigious Most Valuable Performer (MVP) Awards, which honor franchisee excellence and highlight outstanding performance in growing both their organization and their brand(s).
  • By Kerry Pipes & Eddy Goldberg
  • 2,907    0
Tulsa franchise owner recognized for outstanding contributions to franchising and named Franchisee of the Year by IFA.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 3,029    0
Robert Cresanti spent a year as the IFA's executive vice president of government relations and public policy. Now he takes over as the new president and CEO of the organization.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 3,223    0
When Domino's veteran Michael "Mike" Orcutt made the switch from corporate executive to franchisee he was, he admits, a "little nervous" about how the managers of the nine Atlanta pizza stores he purchased in 1990 would welcome their new boss.
  • By Helen Bond
  • 3,235    0
West Coast convenience store and petroleum franchisee builds portfolio by signing development agreement for 20 Del Taco locations.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 2,972    0
Texas-based franchisee brings additional Pizza Patron location to Dallas-Fort Worth market as the brand continues to expand.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 2,801    0
The past five years have been tough for those in the tax business, but things are looking up and Ken Leese's positive attitude has never waned.
  • By Kerry Pipes
  • 2,594    0
California area developer brings Canada's unique Smoke's Poutinerie brand to Hollywood and beyond.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 3,510    0
Longtime friends team up to offer three franchise food brands in Charlotte Douglas International Airport in Charlotte, N.C.
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  • 2,962    0
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