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Franchise Interviews gives an up close and behind the scenes look at franchising. It would literally take over 500 hours to hear every interview on this website. By listening to Franchise Interviews, you will become one of the most knowledgeable people on the topics of franchising. You will learn if franchising is for you, what franchise might be a best match for your personality and the keys to becoming a successful franchisee.

Franchise Interviews gives an up close and behind the scenes look at franchising. It would literally take over 500 hours to hear every interview on this website. By listening to Franchise Interviews, you will become one of the most knowledgeable people on the topics of franchising. You will learn if franchising is for you, what franchise might be a best match for your personality and the keys to becoming a successful franchisee.
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San Diego, CA

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Franchise Interviews gives an up close and behind the scenes look at franchising. It would literally take over 500 hours to hear every interview on this website. By listening to Franchise Interviews, you will become one of the most knowledgeable people on the topics of franchising. You will learn if franchising is for you, what franchise might be a best match for your personality and the keys to becoming a successful franchisee.

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English

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610-905-2919


Episodes

Brix Holdings - Red Mango, Smoothie Factory, RedBrick Pizza & Souper Salad

10/19/2017
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We are meeting Craig Erlich, President of BRIX Holdings, the parent company for Red Mango, Smoothie Factory, RedBrick Pizza and Souper Salad. We are going to speak with Craig can about BRIX’s position in the healthy food market and the healthy portfolio of brands they have built. We also discuss the following topics: Red Mango recently celebrated its 10th anniversary when other brands have long since come and gone in this spaceAs consumers demand healthier options, BRIX is seeing a growing...

Duration: 00:42:00


Franchise Interviews Meets with Michael Poates, President of Gatti’s Pizza

10/12/2017
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We have a great show today. We are meeting Michael Poates, President of Gatti’s Pizza. For nearly half a century, Gatti’s has been satisfying cravings.The Gatti’s Pizza brand is in the midst of a huge growth period as they introduce new prototypes at a record number of new locations, an updated brand, and new products. Some of the topics we discuss include the following: What Is Gatti’s? The Gatti’s Story How Is Gatti’s Different? Available and Growth Markets Gatti’s Franchise Models What’s...

Duration: 00:50:13


Franchise Interviews Meets with Gigi Butler of Gigi's Cupcakes

10/5/2017
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We have a great show today. We are meeting with Gigi Butler, the founder of Gigi’s Cupcakes. People across the country know Gigi from her appearance on “Undercover Boss” on CBS, and her journey is the American Dream come true. Soon after opening, Gigi’s Cupcakes became a Nashville delicacy dessert of choice and now, nine years later, it has expanded to more than 100 locations across 24 states…making Gigi’s the largest cupcake franchise in the country! Moving to Nashville in 1994 from...

Duration: 00:42:04


Franchise Interviews Meets with the PJ's Coffee Franchise Opportunity

9/28/2017
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We have a great show today. We are meeting Peter Boylan, to talk about the PJ’s Coffee franchise opportunity. We will talk about the background of the PJ’s brand, the success PJ’s have seen so far, how they are rebranding, franchisee growth opportunities and more. BACKGROUND: PJ's Coffee of New Orleans was founded in 1978 by Phyllis Jordan, a pioneer in the coffee industry that demonstrated that better beans, superior roasting techniques, and pure passion for the art of coffee-making...

Duration: 00:39:28


Franchise Interviews Meets Mike Bidwell, the President and CEO of Dwyer Group

9/21/2017
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We are meeting Mike Bidwell, the President and CEO of Dwyer Group. Mike Bidwell has been a visionary in the franchise industry for over three decades, beginning in 1984 when he opened up his own Rainbow International® Carpet Cleaning & Restoration franchise and later adding a Mr. Rooter® Plumbing franchise in 1992. Fast forward to January of 2014, where Mike has not only been president for seven years, he is now CEO of Dwyer Group, the holding company for 17 franchise brands with more than...

Duration: 00:42:10


Franchise Interviews Welcomes Back the Marco's Pizza Franchise Opportunity

9/14/2017
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We have a great show today. It was almost a decade ago we interviewed Marco’s Pizza. We invited John Ramsay, the Vice President of Franchise Development Services to come back and give us an update. Since 2008, Marco’s Pizza has continued to open an average 2-3 new locations every week, exploding from 200 to over 800 locations in just six years. At Marco’s, they pride themselves on ah-uthentic Italian artisan pizza, made with fresh, real ingredients and dough made in the store daily. At a...

Duration: 00:47:29


Franchise Interviews Meets with Gary Findley, CEO of Restoration 1

9/7/2017
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We have a great show today. We are meeting Gary Findley, a veteran of the franchising industry. Gary Findley has over 25 years of experience in helping entrepreneurs build over 9,500 franchise locations worldwide with only 2 brands. He now oversees one of the fastest-growing restoration franchises in the country as CEO of Restoration 1, a franchise brand with more than 120 locations open and in development. Along with offering fire, water, and mold damage restoration services, the team at...

Duration: 00:36:33


Franchise Interviews Meets with the Spaulding Decon Franchise Opportunity

8/31/2017
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We have a great show today. We are meeting Laura Spaulding-Koppel, founder of Spaulding Decon. For over a decade, Spaulding Decon has provided services for residential, commercial, government, and industrial properties to return them to clean, healthy, and safe properties for the occupants. From crime scene cleanup to hoarding, drug lab cleanup, mold remediation, and decontamination, Spaulding Decon has the professional expertise and specialized certifications to get the job done properly...

Duration: 00:31:20


Franchise Interviews Meets with the Fleet Clean USA Franchise

8/24/2017
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Every Business Has A Story We are meeting with Scott Marr, CEO of Fleet Clean USA. At the age of 20, Scott was pursuing truck washing as a side gig - while working full-time in the lucrative banking industry. He started out earning around 45,000 (after taxes) per-year and that income quickly rose. Shortly thereafter, Scott made the decision to quit his job in banking, and launch Fleet Clean. Tapping into a niche service in a recession-proof industry, Fleet Clean has grown at more than a 40...

Duration: 00:45:23


Franchise Interviews Meets with Christin Myers of the OpenWorks Franchise

8/10/2017
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We are meeting with Christin Myers - Regional Director of the OpenWorks franchise opportunity. OpenWorks is guided by a simple philosophy: A cleaner, safer and healthier environment means a more productive work place. This is our goal at OpenWorks – to offer more than maintenance by working with you to improve your work environment. This is what motivates and challenges OpenWorks to go the extra mile. OpenWorks was founded in 1983 by their current CEO, Eric Roudi. Roudi, a career...

Duration: 00:33:59


Franchise Interviews Meets with The Burgerim Franchise Opportunity

8/3/2017
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We have a great show today. We are meeting Carlos Calderon of the Burgerim franchise opportunity. Burgerim (pronounced Burgereem) began franchising its successful restaurant concept in 2011. Due to its overwhelming popularity, there are now over 160 branches, with stores operating and soon to be opened in the United States, United Kingdom*, Spain*, Germany*, Israel, Romania, and Russia. What makes the Burgerim chain of franchised restaurants so famous is the variety of available flavors...

Duration: 00:44:34


Burgerim test show

7/28/2017
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Burgerim test show

Duration: 00:35:26


Franchise Interviews Meets with Sunny Days In-Home Care Franchise

7/27/2017
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We have a great show today. We are meeting with John Bennett, Director of Franchising for Sunny Days In-Home Care, LLC . Sunny Days In-Home Care grew out of the compassion and values of husband and wife team David and Evelyn Ellenwood who saw a need for better in-home care in their hometown of Pittsburgh. The two entrepreneurs committed themselves to developing a system of high-quality, affordable home care services that would allow people to lead dignified and independent lives in the...

Duration: 00:33:39


Franchise Interviews Meets The Office Pride Commercial Cleaning Services

7/21/2017
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We have a great show today. We are meeting with Todd Hopkins, Founder/CEO/President of The Office Pride Commercial Cleaning Services franchise. Office Pride is a fast-growing franchise in the $78 billion commercial cleaning industry. Their franchisees provide top-quality janitorial services and total floor care delivered in a professional and consistent way, through a commitment to honesty and integrity. As an Office Pride franchisee, you can enjoy all of the benefits of owning and growing...

Duration: 00:33:56


Franchise Interviews Meets with Global Franchise Opportunities

7/13/2017
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Welcome to a very special edition of Franchise Interviews,where for over 10 years we have been asking the frantrepreneur who owns one. I am your host Marty McDermott and I am the President of Franchise Interviews.We have a great show today. We are meeting with Bill Redfern, founder of Global Franchise Opportunities, which includes internationally recognized brands (A Buyers Choice Home Inspection, iHandyman and iCare- Intelligent Home Care Solutions). In part 2, we discuss what every...

Duration: 00:37:59


Franchise Interviews Meets Cottman Transmission and Total Auto Care franchise

7/6/2017
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We have a great show today. We are meeting with Randy Wright, President at Cottman Transmission and Total Auto Care franchise. Being your own boss at Cottman, means you don’t have to go it alone. From the moment you become a business owner at Cottman Transmission and Total Auto Care, you’re part of our family. We will hand you a well-oiled business model – with the support of a nationwide team, an established system for success, and peers who are just as committed to your success as you...

Duration: 00:36:10


Franchise Interviews Meets Nick Friedman of College Hunks Hauling Junk & Moving

6/29/2017
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We have a great show today. We are meeting Nick Friedman, the founder of College Hunks Hauling Junk and Moving franchise opportunity. College Hunks Hauling Junk is the fastest-growing junk hauling and moving franchise in America. College Hunks Hauling Junk has been named one the fastest growing companies in America by “Inc.” and has made “Entrepreneur” magazine’s list of top franchise opportunities for five years in a row and counting. The growth is driven by a smart business model that...

Duration: 00:44:57


Franchise Interviews Meets with Rick Del Sontro of the Zippy Shell Franchise

6/22/2017
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We are meeting Rick Del Sontro, CEO of Zippy Shell, a moving and storage franchise that is disrupting both industries. Zippy Shell is the fastest growing provider of secure, convenient, and affordable mobile self-storage and moving solutions that are delivered right to your door. A unique business opportunity for the 21st Century. Zippy Shell combines both a patent pending technology and operating system, with a cost-efficient model designed to serve the Mobile Self Storage market. Zippy...

Duration: 00:45:02


Franchise Interviews and the 2017 International Franchise Expo in New York

6/15/2017
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This week (June 15 to June 17) Franchise Interviews will be visiting the International Franchise Expo in New York at the legendary Javits Center. Many refer to this show as the Super Bowl of franchising. Today you will hear numerous interviews on how to prepare for a franchise show. First you will hear our conversation with Tom Portesy, the President of Mart Franchise Ventures Expositions. Mr. Portesy will discuss what aspiring frantrepreneurs can expect from a franchise show. Next you...

Duration: 00:45:23


Franchise Interviews Meets with Fastest Labs Franchise

6/8/2017
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We have a great show today. We are meeting Dave Claflin, founder of Fastest Labs. the nation's leading drug testing franchise. Fastest Labs currently has 20+ locations in eight states with sights set on becoming the largest drug testing franchise in America. Led by founder and entrepreneur Dave Claflin, Fastest Labs is able to create a niche in this ultra-competitive market by seeing clients within five minutes of arrival, not requiring appointments, and delivering immediate test results -...

Duration: 00:37:59

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