We all know the origin stories of legendary franchises like McDonalds and Wendy’s, but how do you start a franchise in the age of COVID-19? This week, Joe is joined by Dan Rowe, the founder of Fransmart, a company that has developed over 5,000 franchises worldwide. Dan talks about what inspired him to launch mega-franchises like Five Guys Burgers & Fries and Halal Guys, the booming success of fast casual concepts and why now is the time to get into the franchise game.
About Dan Rowe:
Dan specializes in finding the next big thing and for over 20 years has identified and grown brands like Five Guys Burgers & Fries, QDOBA Mexican Grill and The Halal Guys from small unit businesses to the powerhouse chains they are today, Dan also just partnered with Brooklyn Dumpling Shop in NYC. Under Dan Rowe’s direction, Fransmart’s current and past franchise development portfolio brands have opened more than 5,000 restaurants worldwide, and facilitated franchise investments that have cumulatively generated over 1-billion in revenues to date. Dan is Co-Managing Partner at The Kitchen Fund and FranInvest, which have invested in Sweetgreen, Cava, by Chloe, Inday, eegee’s, to name just a few, and is an active board member of YPO and the National Restaurant Association.
Fransmart is the global leader in franchise development, selling over 5,000 franchises worldwide and turning emerging restaurant concepts into national and global brands for 20 years. Company Founder Dan Rowe has identified and grown brands from 1-5 unit businesses to the powerhouse chains they are today. Fransmart’s current and past franchise development portfolio brands have opened thousands of restaurants globally. Fransmart and their partner brands are committed to franchise development growth.
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Hosted By: Joe Pardavila