Ahmad Sowwan is no stranger to franchising and no stranger to success. The 33-year-old multi-unit, multi-brand franchisee operates two Dairy Queen locations and a Huddle House restaurant and has just taken over a second Huddle House in Florence, SC.
Sowwan says he was looking to further expand his operations from North Carolina into new markets when he discovered the Florence Huddle House location was available. He jumped on the opportunity to take over the previously company-owned location.
"It was a personal goal to expand my business across state lines and into South Carolina," says Sowwan. "Florence is an area with a strong sense of community, and the restaurant already has a strong and loyal customer base. I look forward to becoming more involved with the community and continuing to provide the great food and southern hospitality everyone has come to expect."
This is Sowwan's second acquisition of a Huddle House restaurant. He purchased the St. Pauls, NC location from a retiring franchisee. He's also proud to operate two Dairy Queen restaurants in Lumberton and Fayetteville, NC.
Sowwan has a long track record as a successful restaurant owner. His Huddle House location in St. Pauls ranks among the top locations in sales each year.
"Although the Florence Huddle House has been operating for a number of years, Ahmad's hands-on ownership and involvement in the community will make dining at Huddle House even more special for local residents as well as visitors to the Florence area," says Cassidy Ford, franchise development manager for Huddle House.
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