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When Bret Stewart was growing up, he dreamed of being a doctor so he could help people. Life may have led him down a different path, but his desire to positively influence the lives of those around him is realized every day.
  • Helen Bond
  • 496
Dickey's Barbecue Pit multi-unit operator opens location at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 848
Multi-Unit Operator Takes Over Atlanta La Madeleine Locations as Part of Brand’s Refranchising Program and Plans to Open 15 More Units In Atlanta and North Carolina.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 1,360
Todd and Audra Fetter, winners of the 2017 MVP Influencer Award for a Husband & Wife Team, have always had a team approach to marriage, but the decision to become hands-on franchisees has changed the playing field for communicating as a couple.
  • Helen Bond
  • 2,308
Franchisee Signs Eight-Store Deal To Expand Wetzel's Pretzels Presence In the Canadian Market.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 2,458
Arby's franchisee Joe Brumit has a winning formula, one that's been nearly 30 years in the making. "We focus on the basics of running good restaurants," he says. "And we really pride ourselves on developing people."
  • Helen Bond
  • 6,597
Bojangles' Continues Expansion Across North Florida As New Development Agreements Continue Brand Growth in New and Emerging Markets.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 5,185
When it comes to making his mark and doing good, Brendon Ayanbadejo, recipient of this year's Pro Athlete Influencer MVP Award, wants you to know he is just getting started.
  • Helen Bond
  • 4,577
Lawn Doctor franchisees add Cherry Blow Dry Bar to their portfolio and target expansion with three salons in New Jersey and Pennsylvania over the next 12 months.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 5,843
HZ LM Casual Foods has purchased 26 La Madeleine locations in Houston, Austin, and Louisiana, while securing development rights for an additional 57 locations.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 3,694
Anand D. (Andy) Patel is the recipient of the 2017 American Dream MVP Award for achieving remarkable success in the U.S. with multiple brands.
  • Helen Bond
  • 2,184
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North Carolina-based franchise group acquire 64 Sonic locations in Alabama, Tennessee, Virginia, and Georgia.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 6,888
Multi-unit and multi-brand operators continue to grow in both numbers and size--and so does attendance at the Multi-Unit Franchising Conference.
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 1,872
Dinesh Goswami and his partners with AR Pizza, LLC, already successfully operate 47 Popeye's Chicken locations and eight Arby's restaurants.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 2,028
Chelsea Segura signed her first franchise agreement with The Little Gym two months before she graduated from Louisiana State University with a degree in kinesiology.
  • Debbie Selinsky
  • 4,393
Irish Beef, Inc., buys 8 Arby's Restaurants and Signs a Development Agreement to Open 4 More Restaurants in the Tucson Market in the Next 3 Years.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 2,150
George Tinsley has been a part of Kentucky Fried Chicken/KFC for more than three decades, so long that he had the opportunity to work alongside the brand's now-legendary founder, Harland "Colonel" Sanders, for three years.
  • Kerry Pipes
  • 2,233
Buffalo Wild Wings' largest franchisee opens newest location in Florida and now operates 65 restaurants across five states.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 1,523
GPS Hospitality To Acquire 11 More Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen Restaurants in Georgia. The Burger King and Popeyes Franchisee Is Nearing 400 Locations.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 3,104
Multi-Unit Franchisee magazine honored franchisee excellence at the annual Most Valuable Performer (MVP) Awards ceremony at this year's Multi-Unit Franchising Conference, April 23–26 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 2,575
Pizza Hut's largest franchisee acquires 140 more Wendy's locations, growing to 1,136 Pizza Hut locations in 28 states and 386 Wendy's units in 7 states.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 2,281
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Charles Loflin first met Antonio Swad in 1997. Swad is the entrepreneur's entrepreneur, the founder of Wingstop and Pizza Patrón. The two men hit it off and began communicating about the possibility of Loflin opening some Wingstops in his home state of Texas.
  • Kerry Pipes
  • 2,754
New El Pollo Loco restaurant is the fourth for Texas-based multi-unit operator Chicken Time Holdings.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 2,611
Study Finds Millennials Give High Marks To Brands Like Five Guys, The Cheesecake Factory, Ben & Jerry's, and Starbucks.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 3,365
Multi-Unit Franchisee Mark Molina Acquires His Fourth Orangetheory Fitness Studio In Connecticut. The Award-Winning Franchisee Is Helping The Brand Double the State's Studio Count This Year.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 2,866
Bob Middleton heard or read something years ago that stuck with him: Wealth is built by focusing on one thing and doing it well; wealth is preserved by diversifying.
  • Debbie Selinsky
  • 3,699
Veteran Denny's multi-unit franchisee Glenn Beattie learned early in his franchise career to keep his eye on the prize: the paying customer.
  • Helen Bond
  • 5,518
2017 Multi-Unit Franchising Conference Rolls Into Vegas Setting New Attendance Records and Raising The Bar For The Multi-Unit Franchising Industry.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 2,275
Arby's Largest Franchisee Acquires 10 More Units in The West. US Beef Now Operates 360 Arby's Locations.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 1,845
Matt Rusconi, who recently added a hot new tech franchise to his two restaurant brands, has a refreshing attitude toward work: he loves it.
  • Debbie Selinsky
  • 3,981
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