National Talent Acquisition Firm Signs Milestone 100th Franchise Agreement

The Gold Standard in Hospitality Recruiting, Patrice & Associates, Expanding Rapidly as Restaurant Industry Thrives

May 10, 2017 // // DUNKIRK, Md. - “You can’t buy a hamburger on Amazon,” is something you might hear walking down the halls of Patrice & Associates’ headquarters. It is this sentiment that company executives attribute for the national talent acquisition firm’s rapid growth to 100 units within seven years of franchising.

Patrice & Associates, the only national talent acquisition firm that specializes in the hospitality industry, recently achieved this growth milestone when it awarded a franchise to entrepreneur Margo Kornfeld of New York City. The company has also recently launched a major franchise expansion into Canada and expects to sign 60 new franchise agreements this year.

This comes on the heels of a 2016 that saw growth projections exceeded with 50 single-unit franchise agreements awarded and more than a dozen regional developer contracts signed. This resulted in Patrice & Associates tripling its revenue from 2015 to 2016.

“Restaurants across the nation are seeing a rise in same store sales, new locations and job opportunities, which bodes well for our franchisees - when the restaurant industry grows we grow,” said Patrice Rice, founder of Patrice & Associates. “Our success is cyclical. As we continue adding national partnerships with hotel and restaurant brands, it benefits our franchisees at a local level. When the company sees significant growth like we did in 2016, so do our franchisees. When our franchisees see growth, national restaurant chains notice and want to work with the best. Our cycle of excellence is already hard at work for 2017.”

Unlike other staffing franchise competitors, every Patrice & Associates franchisee starts his or her entrepreneurial journey with built in clients, that allow for a faster ramp up. Because the brand is nearly three decades old and has built an impressive list of national clients in the restaurant and hotel industries including Buffalo Wild Wings, Panera, Arby’s and HMSHost, franchisees across the nation have immediate clients. Additionally, while each franchisee has his or her own mapped-out territory, they also have the ability to work the entire country.

“This business model was created to ensure each franchisee finds quick and sustainable success, all while helping others find better careers,” said Chief Operating Officer, Brian Miller.

Rice founded Patrice & Associates in 1989 and began franchising the business in 2010. The franchise focuses on staffing management positions in restaurants, hotels and casinos. It’s widely considered the gold standard in restaurant recruiting. Because of its excellent reputation in talent acquisition, the company is also frequently called upon to fill sales related positions in the food and retail sector.

About Patrice & Associates

As the premier hospitality talent acquisition firm in the United States since 1989, Patrice & Associates helps thousands of managerial candidates every year find rewarding jobs in the restaurant and hospitality industry. The company, founded by Patrice Rice, 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 100 franchise units across the country and more than 150 recruiters. Patrice & Associates is currently on track to open 350 franchise offices by 2022. For more information on Patrice & Associates, visit

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Fishman PR

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