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Welcome to Franchise Interviews weekly podcast and radio show. If you ever dreamed of one day owning your own business, then you have come to the right place. Listen to detailed interviews/podcasts with some of the most informative sources on the topics of franchising and entrepreneurship. People are hungry for good vital content (Keyes, 2009). To date, we have recorded over 850 interviews on our weekly franchise radio show with some of the top franchisors, franchise experts, franchise attor ...
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Have you ever wanted to open a bar? We have a great show. We are meeting with Roman Maliszewski, founder of Tapster, the groundbreaking self-serve taproom concept. Their tasting room franchise opportunity eliminates much of the overhead and headaches of a typical bar. It offers entrepreneurs a proven blueprint and ongoing support to deliver a true …
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We have a great show. We are meeting with Bennett Maxwell, the Chairman of Dirty Dough. Dirty Dough uses centralized production with special machines to produce the world’s first 3-layer cookie. This technology also allows a franchise to open up at half the cost of the competition and half the labor while lowering ongoing costs. Other issues of was…
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Ford's Garage is a restaurant franchise that takes inspiration from 1920s garages, boasting licensing rights from Ford Motor Company. It has garnered a reputation as a popular dining spot nationwide, attracting patrons with its nostalgic ambiance and authentic American cuisine. The interior design recreates a classic 1920s service station, complete…
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We are meeting with Dianne & Gabrielle Melillo, owners of Season 2 Consign in Colts Neck, NJ, and recent IFA 2023 Franchisees of the Year. Founded in 2020, Season 2 Consign is a 100% female-owned non-traditional retailer, offering high-quality, authentic luxury handbags and accessories to clients worldwide. Maintaining showrooms nationwide, the bra…
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We are meeting with Jeff Oslund, a Re-Bath multi-unit franchisee who operates in Detroit, Traverse City, Michigan, and Toledo, Ohio. With 30 years of experience in the industry, he has accumulated several valuable tips for successfully growing a business. Despite his long tenure, Jeff remains innovative and continues to excel within the system, as …
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We have a great show. We are meeting with the CEO of Premium Service Brands, Paul Flick. Paul built Premium Service Brands on a belief that ordinary isn’t ordained. Paul founded 360° Painting in 2006. The brand quickly grew into one of the top painting franchises in the nation. Today, Premium Brands is a portfolio of franchise concepts that include…
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We have a great show. We are meeting with Coleman Peavy, Director of Franchise Development at ResiBrands. Resibrands is the parent company to various franchise opportunities, including That 1 Painter, Garage Up, and Pinks Window Services. ResiBrands offers entrepreneurs unmatched value in franchising and is known for its culture, values, and world-…
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Great Quotes in Franchising - The Franchise Secret: Do whatever this guy says! - This Great Quote in Franchise Podcast comes from Tariq Farid. Tariq Farid is an American entrepreneur who is the owner and CEO of Edible Arrangements International Inc. In 2009 he was recognized as Entrepreneur of the Year by the International Franchise Association.…
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We are meeting with Ryan Vesce, Co-Founder and CEO at Matterhorn Fit. Matterhorn Fit is an anecdotal — yet robust — representation of some ascendant trends in the fitness space: individualized programming, strength training for all demographics, and neurological-based movement patterns. Matterhorn Fit Method is a noninvasive full-body approach to h…
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Great Quotes in Franchising Podcast - Franchise Location, Location, Location - A good location overcomes bad marketing! This Great Quote in Franchising comes from Ryan Cunningham, an expert on choosing the best location for a franchise. Ryan Cunningham is the founder and President of the national firm of Javelin Solutions.…
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According to the National Day Calendar, National Frozen Yogurt Day is observed on February 6th to celebrate a delicious frozen dessert that has transitioned from a trend to a common freezer item over the past few decades. The sales of frozen yogurt continue to rise annually, driven by people seeking a healthier alternative to ice cream. The surge i…
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Presenting an outstanding show featuring David Sauers, the Founder and CEO of Royal Restrooms, a franchise specializing in luxury portable restrooms for outdoor public events. Royal Restrooms is dedicated to leading the industry by offering top-notch products, unparalleled service, and a memorable positive experience for every client and guest. Dav…
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We are meeting with Felipe Martinez, who serves as the Director of Franchise Development, to discuss the Estrella Insurance franchise opportunity. Estrella Insurance has been delivering outstanding service and maintaining a professional environment for over 40 years. With a presence in more than 200 locations across Florida, California, Arizona, Co…
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Frank Milner, President of Tutor Doctor, and Ollie Rogers, Tutor Doctor Franchisee, will be talking with Marty and Don about the Franchisor/Franchisee relationship. They also will explain the business model of Tutor Doctor, its history and the services it provides to students of all ages throughout North America and abroad. About Tutor Doctor Tutor…
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We are meeting with Neil Hershman, CEO of 16 Handles. 16 Handles opened its first store in Manhattan’s East Village in 2008, becoming the first self-serve frozen yogurt shop in New York City. Since then, the brand has expanded to over 45 locations with a menu that includes frozen yogurt, ice cream, vegan soft serve, endless toppings, drinks, and ot…
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We are meeting with Bob Johnston , CEO of The Melting Pot. Established in 1975, Melting Pot has offered a unique fondue dining experience for over 45 years. As the premier fondue restaurant franchise, Melting Pot has 94 restaurants in 31 U.S. states and Canada. Known for offering a variety of fondue cooking styles and unique entrées, Melting Pot’s …
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Great Quotes in Franchising Podcast - Why franchising? A Great Quote In Franchising from Derek Henze, Franchise Business Owner to Topper's Pizza - In this podcast, Derek gives a great response on why franchising was a match for his goals and personality. Derek served in the US Army for eight years as a Field Artillery Specialist and Army Paralegal,…
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Hi everyone and welcome to a very special edition of Franchise Interviews, where for 17 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. Well it seems like yesterday, but it was 17 years ago today that we launched our podcast Franchise Int…
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We are meeting with Chris Medhurst, COO of District Taco,the premier authentic Mexican fast-casual restaurant, bringing the flavors of the Yucatán to the masses. The franchise has grown to 15 locations in and around Washington D.C. and Philadelphia metro areas. Their mission is to serve quality – Yucatán style – Mexican food that is fresh, simple a…
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We are meeting with John Ramsay, VP of Franchise Sales for Noodles & Company. Since 1995, the mission at Noodles & Company has been to nourish and inspire every team member, guest, and community they serve. All these years later, these core values remain at the heart of everything they do. From their menu to their service to the way they do busines…
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Great Quotes in Franchising Podcast - Marty McDermott, the President of Franchise Interviews on WVOX, Go Brand Yourself - Go Brand Yourself - Marty and John talk about franchising and branding. BrandTalk uses brand management principles and the outstanding personality, professional expertise and salt?of?the earth wisdom of Dr. John Tantillo to prov…
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We are meeting with Dominic Rubino. Dom hosts two shows for the Construction and Contracting Industry (The ProfitToolbelt Podcast and The CabinetMakerProfitSystem Podcast) and is a frequent speaker at various Conferences and AGM's. Dominic has been both a franchisee and a franchisor. As the global Master Franchisor for a Professional Services firm,…
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We are meeting with David Grossman, the President of Renue, The Deep Cleaning Experts. At Renue, they have deep-cleaned and disinfected thousands of properties across the United States and worldwide since their founding in 1991. Renue’s decades of experience and unmatched expertise have helped them become the leading provider of comprehensive deep …
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Today’s Great Quote in Franchising comes from Charlie Graves, Chief Executive Officer of Athletic Republic, the pioneers in the sports training industry. Athletic Republic offers state-of-the-art training that unlocks the potential of any athlete, helping them perform at their best. Over the past 30 years, their science-based protocols and speciali…
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We are meeting with Franchise Coach Scott Milas. After 35+ years of experience, Scott has contributed significantly to various senior leadership positions. Scott is a team player and recently utilized his expertise in development to help build a well-known national fast-casual concept. His tenure in franchising has landed him on leadership panels a…
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Another Type of Cash Today's Great Quote in Franchising comes from franchise veteran Joe Mathews. Joe is the author of the popular "Street Smart Franchising." Joe suggests it's often been said that cash is king. However, money alone doesn't move mountains; people do…people with another kind of KASH: Knowledge, Attitude, Skills, and Habits. Franchis…
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HTeaO offers 26 handcrafted flavors of ultra-premium caffeinated and decaffeinated tea varieties, in both sweet and unsweet options, at each location and its own proprietary water filtration system for the same consistent flavor no matter the location. The menu also features hot and cold tea and coffee drinks, such as the Texas Chai Tea Latte, Iced…
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Famous Toastery is a breakfast, brunch, and lunch franchise that encourages its guests, team, and franchise owners to “Be Famous” in their local community by offering “Famously Fresh” meals and a much-needed hub for friends, families, and neighbors to get together in a comfortable atmosphere where “every server is your server.” The brand began in 2…
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We are meeting with Sean Oatney, Vice President of Franchise Development Tommy's Express Car Wash Franchise. Built on a legacy of cutting-edge design and operations, Tommy's Express Car Wash leads the way in Equipment, Facilities, and Operations. Their products will support you every step of the way, from the smallest fitting to a comprehensive fra…
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We are meeting with Adam Povlitz, the CEO and President of Anago Cleaning Systems, an internationally franchised commercial cleaning brand with over 30 years of experience. Whether you're a hotel looking for quality common area cleaning or a medical facility needing trustworthy commercial janitorial services, Anago the right choice for your commerc…
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This week, I was a guest on Scotty Milas’ podcast, called “All Things Considered Franchising.” In this interview, Scotty and I discuss the significant changes the franchising industry has gone through. We also talk about the importance of doing research before diving into franchising. All you have to do isclick the link below to listen to the full …
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We are meeting with Dan Doherty, Director of Operations and Vice President of Kelly's Roast Beef. Since Doherty could remember, he has always loved Kelly's Roast Beef. Their buttery roll filled with delicious roast beef, barbecue sauce, mayo, and cheese has been his go-to order since he was a boy. It was in the late 70s that he took his love for th…
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Every Business Has A Story When Dan and Ashley O’Loughlin were left without a groomer for their schnauzer, Bella, the couple took matters into their own hands- building their own dog grooming business. Their brand petbar has grown to 27 locations across six states with their franchising model. Dan and Ashley had yet to learn what was in store at th…
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Today's Great Quote in Franchising Comes from Mary Jane Riva, CEO of Pizza Factory. Mary Jane suggests aspiring entrepreneurs need to look under the hood before buying a franchise. Listen to this podcast to find out why. Partial Transcript Well, first, there are a couple of things. And one that as we're going through this journey ourselves from bei…
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My sister recently told me how she is addicted to Pickleball. She frequently sets her alarm clock at 11:55 PM EST to make reservations at midnight for a Pickleball court. Several months ago, I read a great article by Beth Ewen of Franchise Times on a franchise called Pickleball Kingdom. We are meeting with Ace Rodrigues, Founder & CEO of Pickleball…
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Last month, we met with Chad Harrison, Franchise Development Representative at Authority Brands, and Michael Hutchins, Franchise Development Manager. Authority Brands is the parent company of several leading home service companies. Over the years, Franchise Interviews has interviewed many of the franchises for Authority Brands. Today we will play c…
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We are meeting with Lucas Clarke, VP of Franchise Development of Ninja Nation. Ninja Nation, is the leading provider of world-class obstacle course arenas and experiences across the country. Each Ninja Nation location offers a variety of obstacles designed to allow participants of all skill levels to get involved, and visitors can look forward to e…
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Last month I posted on LinkedIn a conversation I had with my son titled “What is your favorite burger franchise?” I was surprised how many people enjoyed and responded to the post. It stated the following: Today my son Martin and I went hiking by the Delaware River. It is one of my favorite things to do in Lehigh Valley. My son caught me off guard …
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We are meeting with Luke Carlson, CEO of Discover Strength. Founded in 2006, Discover Strength is a Minnesota-based strength training studio built on the principle that busy people don’t have time to waste on exercise that doesn’t work. Discover Strength delivers 30-minute strength training workouts twice per week with exercise physiologists. They …
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Did you miss our podcast with Tootl Transport Founder, President Michelle Dacy, and Steve Greenbaum, Board Member and Advisor? I was excited to have this opportunity to interview Michelle and Steve for several reasons. My dad suffered from Parkinson’s disease. Getting him from Point A to Point B was complicated towards the end of this disease, so I…
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According to the History Channel, Cinco de Mayo, is a holiday that celebrates the date of the Mexican army's May 5, 1862, victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War. Cinco de Mayo is not Mexican Independence Day, a popular misconception. Instead, it commemorates a single battle. The battle lasted from daybreak to earl…
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We have a great show. We are meeting with Chad Harrison, Franchise Development Representative at Authority Brands, and Michael Hutchins, Franchise Development Manager. Authority Brands is headquartered in Columbia, Maryland, and is the parent company of several leading home service companies. Over the years, Franchise Interviews has interviewed man…
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