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Successful multi-unit franchisees share their growth stories. From getting started in franchising to building and expanding their enterprises, multi-unit franchisees share their challenges and successes with in-depth profiles.

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Multi-Unit Franchisees Discuss Career Turning Points & Best Business Decisions.
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JD Busch, with 90 units and plans for 40 more in 2019, is most excited about his new Manage 2 Profit software.
  • Helen Bond
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Multi-Unit Franchisees Talk About The Biggest Current Challenge They Face And Their Next Big Goal.
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Former NFL player turned franchisee credits sports and God for his success.
  • Kerry Pipes
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Want to know what it takes to be a successful mega-franchisee? These six profiles will help!
  • Eddy Goldberg
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How 3 Multi-Unit Operators Create Their Passion For The Business And Balance Life And Work.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
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Michael Kulp has grown KBP Foods from $70 million to $780 million.
  • Helen Bond
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3 Multi-Unit Operators Talk About How They Measure Growth And What They See Ahead.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
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Multi-Unit Franchisees Discuss The Best Advice They've Ever Gotten And The Passions That Drive Them In Business.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
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These multi-unit franchisees share their business philosophies and management styles.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
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3 multi-unit franchisees talk about making their best business decisions.
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3 multi-unit franchisees talk about how they have faced challenges in their business careers.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
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As one of the first franchisees of Panera Bread Co., Mike Young still recalls the kitchen table conversation he had with his father-in-law more than 20 years ago.
  • Helen Bond
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Fantastic Sams franchisee John Prichard has never been a "growth for growth's sake" kind of franchisee. Until recently, the Twin Cities-based owner of 24 Fantastic Sams and two upscale Camille Albane salons wasn't even aware that he was the brand's largest franchisee.
  • Helen Bond
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When we first met Jeff Rigsby in 2010, he was a successful multi-unit operator with 21 Bojangles' locations.
  • Kerry Pipes
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Pearle Vision multi-unit operator Bill Noble, a graduate of West Point and former UH-60A Black Hawk helicopter pilot, credits "courage and access to capital" for his swift growth as a first-time franchisee.
  • Helen Bond
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Adrian Gonzalez is a five-time Major League Baseball All-Star and four-time Gold Glove Award winner.
  • Kerry Pipes
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Smoothie King multi-unit franchisee Andrew Weinstein believes he was meant for the world of big business.
  • Helen Bond
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Alex King may be only 29, but the Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers multi-unit operator has been a part of the throwback brand since he was a teenager.
  • Kerry Pipes
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Once a year we devote an issue to these hard-working, successful franchisees. As usual, they're an interesting mix, but the results are similar: a combination of grit, determination, and perseverance has led each to success and domination with their chosen brands and markets.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
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Chris Rigassio is a Jersey boy who grew up loving Jersey Mike's sandwiches and the brand's unique culture.
  • Kerry Pipes
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Since immigrating to the U.S. from India at age 14 with "pockets that did not run very deep," Jay Pandya would discover a wealth of opportunity awaiting him in his new home.
  • Helen Bond
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Joye and Dave Griffin have always had a singularly focused mindset to succeed in the automotive world, dating back to their college days when they ran a car detailing business out of the back of Dave's pickup truck.
  • Helen Bond
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Bob Middleton has never been a status quo kind of guy. "I have always tried to improve and be the best I can," he says. "Having that mindset has created unexpected opportunities throughout my career.
  • Helen Bond
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One thing we've learned about Greg Cutchall over the years is that when it comes to his business dealings, he never sits still.
  • Kerry Pipes
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For Alexander C. Johnson, giving back to his community is part of his nature. This second-generation franchisee is now paying it forward, sharing his know-how and leadership skills with the next generation as they navigate their way through the food and hospitality industry.
  • Helen Bond
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Fast-growing ZIPS Dry Cleaners often draws comparisons to Planet Fitness for shaking up an industry with a same-day, one-price model.
  • Helen Bond
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Kamal Singh worked as a cashier at McDonald's, delivered sub sandwiches, opened his own Lenny's Subs shop, began adding other franchise brands.
  • Kerry Pipes
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Two NFL Players Team Up To Bring Additional Jamba Juice Locations to Washington, DC Market
  • Kerry Pipes
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Eric Holm has graced the pages of this magazine before. We first profiled him in these pages in 2013, then recognized him with our 2015 Noble Cause MVP Award and profiled him again.
  • Kerry Pipes
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