masti franchise

Franchise Interview: Robby Gulri and Ricky Walia, Masti Founders

How did you get into the industry?Ricky: In 1992 my father opened the first Indian restaurant in Atlanta. I worked in the restaurant and worked my way up all the way through college. After college, I joined my father in the business. We then opened Cafe Bombay in 2003 together. I worked there as a managing owner. The rest is history. We opened several brands over the years. Masti was opened in 2015 with a very different menu than anyone ...
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Juicy crab franchise

Franchise Interview: Raymond Chen, Founder of The Juicy Crab

How did you get into the industry?The Juicy Crab story starts with my family and my grandfather. Grandfather Chen was a sailor who traveled the world learning many different styles and ways of cooking seafood. Using his travels and cuisine knowledge as a launching point and combining it with the family’s love for New Orleans flavors, The Juicy Crab was born. What’s New in the Business or in the Franchise Model?The franchise model places our dialed-in business model into the ...
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Franchise Interview: Erin Branche, Founder and CEO of Lash Bash.

How did you get into the industry?  I have always been passionate about helping women look and feel their best and I’m so lucky I’ve been able to make a career out of it. What’s New in the Business or in the Franchise Model? We are looking at opening locations in key metropolitan areas. Where do you See Opportunities or Challenges for the Franchise/Business Moving Forward? With the new Covid-19 era we actually had to make little changes because our ...
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hot tub movers

Franchise Interview: Reid Richards, Founder and CEO of Hot Tub Movers

How did you get into the industry?It started with me needing my hot tub moved from 176th to 161st which is about a mile in distance. The company I hired did not provide good service which ended up destroying the shell of my hot tub. What’s New in the Business or in the Franchise Model?What is new is the future opportunity with COVID-19. All of the suppliers sold out 3-6 months in advance which will create a 30% increase in ...
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body jump franchise

Franchise Interview: Nesrien Shalabi, Founder and Owner of BodyJump Fitness

How did you get into the industry? My significant other at the time, showed me a YouTube video of foreigners jumping on a trampoline for exercise and it piqued my interest. I did my research and saw they where doing classes in New York. Within months, I booked a flight and took the class. I was immediately hooked and could not wait to explore the options of opening my own studio in Atlanta. What’s New in the Business or in ...
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pizzeria halt franchise

Franchise Interview: Sambit Duttaroy, Founder and Owner of Pizzeria Halt

How did you get into the industry?When I first moved here from India 2 years ago, I found that I couldn’t eat many foods here in the U.S. Not only was I lactose-intolerant, but I couldn’t digest the meat here. I began seeking out foods to help within my own personal dietary needs and desires, and I wanted to help others who were experiencing the same struggles with finding good foods as I was. I experimented with different tastes in ...
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Bombshell waxing franchise

Franchise Interview: Michelle Reagon, Founder and Owner, Bombshell Waxing

How did you get into the industry? For as long as I can remember, I’ve had a natural talent and love towards all things beauty. I pursued a career as an Esthetician, attending the Aveda Institute of New Orleans in 2004. By 2005, I was exceeding industry standards and gaining more experience. I’ve been doing this for over 15 years now and I absolutely love it! I live out the adage “'Love what you do, and you will never work ...
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Franchise Interview: Valerie Thompson, Founder of You Need Pie

How did you get into the industry?I learned to cook at an early age and in my family I have always been the person who plans all the family gatherings and it’s usually all about the food! I opened the bakery in the town I grew up in because there wasn’t a true bakery and I like to feed people. After several years my husband and I moved the business to a new location and added the restaurant. Now we ...
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Franchise Interview: Kris Logsdon, Founder of DipStx Mobile Oil Change

How did you get into the industry?In 2018, Kris Logsdon started out first brand as Dipstix Mobile Lube Service as a part-time startup to make a little extra income as well as to solve a constant problem of trying to find time in our busy schedules to get our vehicle serviced. I have been a customer a couple of years since and in 2019, decided to propose a business collaboration and partner with Kris to make this company bigger. Now ...
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Franchise Interview: Dennis Siggins and Andy Brennan, Owners of American Gutter Monkeys

How did you get into the industry? Andy and I have been friends for forty years, and we saw the most underserved market (gutter cleaning) that I have ever seen.  Nobody wants to do this work, and yet every house needs this service.  Our original thoughts have proven to be true, and our one corporate and two licensed locations are meeting with great success. What’s new in the business or in the franchise model? We have streamlined the entire process; ...
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