August 20, 2014 // Franchising.com // DUNKIRK, MD - Patrice & Associates, the nation’s preeminent strategic partner in the restaurant industry, announced today the launch of a new franchise discount exclusively available to military veterans who have served in the United States armed forces. Prospective franchisees who qualify will receive a 10 percent discount off the standard new franchise fee.
"All too often, the men and women who volunteer their time to serve and defend this country, exit the military to find job opportunities are few and far apart," said Patrice Rice, CEO and Founder of Patrice & Associates. "Many of the leadership and critical thinking skills our veterans develop in the military translate very well to entrepreneurship, so we want to help these brave people begin their entrepreneurial career with an affordable, turn-key business model they can do from their home."
The military discount and franchise opportunities are available across the country. Prospective franchisees must complete an application process before they can be eligible to provide the country’s most comprehensive and trusted restaurant and hospitality recruiting service.
"We take pride in providing opportunities that lead to fulfilling and exciting jobs for talented restaurant professionals in communities across the country," Rice added. "The members of America’s armed forces who have protected our way of life every day should be recognized for their hard work and sacrifice. Offering some extra support for veterans as they transition out of the military is just one way we want to convey our thanks to these brave individuals."
Rice began the hospitality management recruiting company more than 20 years ago out of her basement. She recently launched a growth initiative for the company, seeking to expand by opening franchised Patrice & Associate offices. Now, one of the largest privately held search firms in the country, Patrice & Associates fills positions for thousands of U.S. restaurants and guides thousands of management candidates to new job opportunities.
The $625 billion hospitality industry employing 12 million people in the United States has proven resistant to the recent forces of the recession. Rice began franchising her hospitality industry recruiting business four years ago in the midst of the Great Recession. It has continued to grow rapidly with more than 40 regional franchise offices spread across the entire nation. Patrice & Associates currently has more than 600 managerial positions to fill.
As the preeminent hospitality recruiting service in the U.S. since 1989, Patrice & Associates helps thousands of managerial candidates every year find rewarding jobs in the restaurant and hospitality industry. The company has exclusive recruiting partnerships with some the nation’s largest restaurant chains and hotels to ensure those hospitality venues recruit the top managers in their industry. Currently, there are more than 40 franchise units across dozens of states. Patrice & Associates is growing its franchise base dramatically in the next few years, expecting to add more than 100 franchisees to help fill 1,100 open territories nationwide. For more information about Patrice & Associates, visit http://www.PatriceAndAssociates.com. To learn about available franchise opportunities, call (301) 327-5059 or email Patrice Rice at patricer@PatriceAndAssociates.com.
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