Franchise Business Interviews is a site designed to showcase some of the franchise industry’s most incredible and amazing stories from entrepreneurs and franchisors who have worked tirelessly to build their own businesses and take their brands into franchising.  When a business franchises, it has achieved the ultimate version of scaled growth and these business owners are at the helm of their respective brands.  They have effectively achieved what only a small percentage of business owners can ever hope to reach.  A point where their systems, business model and brand can be shared with others through franchising.  

Franchise Interview: Steve Ganji, Director of Operations

Franchise Interview: Steve Ganji, Director of Operations

How did you get into the industry?  I fell in love with the foodservice and hospitality industry when I first started working for Marriott at age of 16. After completing my studies in Hospitality and Hotel Management, I bought a Subway, which was my first experience...

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Franchise Interview:  Joe Gorrie, CEO of The Wee Chippy

Franchise Interview: Joe Gorrie, CEO of The Wee Chippy

I was given an opportunity to open a little food shack on Venice Beach, and I took it. It was less than 150 sq ft, so I knew I had to keep it really simple and do one thing well, and being from Scotland, fish & chips is our national dish. So what I’ve done is take...

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Franchise Interview:  Mai Le & David Nguyen, CEO of MaiLash

Franchise Interview: Mai Le & David Nguyen, CEO of MaiLash

Mai had background in banking while, David had a background in 10 years of aerospace engineering. When Mai heard about eyelash extensions, she immediately got into the lashing industry due to the fast growing of demand for beauty. After 4 years of dedications and...

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Franchise Interview: Emmet O’Brien, CEO of NoH20 Group

Franchise Interview: Emmet O’Brien, CEO of NoH20 Group

How did you get into the industry? From 2000 to 2009, I raced professionally — and successfully — in the FIA World Touring Car Championships and FIA European Touring Car Championships where I finished second in 2006. During this time, I represented and raced...

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Al, Founder and CEO of Al’s Hot Chicken

Al, Founder and CEO of Al’s Hot Chicken

How did you get into the industry?  It all started years ago when I experimented with different recipes to improve the taste of fried chicken. After adding my improved Nashville style chicken to my restaurant’s menu, long lines started to form; It was then when I...

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