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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-Brand Operator Acquires 13 Additional Panera Bread Locations.
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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.
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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.
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Want to know what it takes to be a successful mega-franchisee? These six profiles will help!
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How 3 Multi-Unit Operators Create Their Passion For The Business And Balance Life And Work.
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Michael Kulp has grown KBP Foods from $70 million to $780 million.
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3 Multi-Unit Operators Talk About How They Measure Growth And What They See Ahead.
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Multi-Unit Franchisees Discuss The Best Advice They've Ever Gotten And The Passions That Drive Them In Business.
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These multi-unit franchisees share their business philosophies and management styles.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Adrian Gonzalez is a five-time Major League Baseball All-Star and four-time Gold Glove Award winner.
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Smoothie King multi-unit franchisee Andrew Weinstein believes he was meant for the world of big business.
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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.
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Chris Rigassio is a Jersey boy who grew up loving Jersey Mike's sandwiches and the brand's unique culture.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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