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Smart Franchising with Fransmart Podcast Cover Art with Guest Greg Flynn

April 2, 2024

Episode 1: Mastering the Franchise Game with Greg Flynn

Join us on this episode of Smart Franchising with Fransmart as host Dan Rowe uncovers the strategic genius behind the world’s largest franchise operator.

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Smart Franchising - Dishing Up Success: How Don Fox Built a Franchise Phenomenon

April 9, 2024

Episode #2: Dishing Up Success: How Don Fox Built a Franchise Phenomenon

In our latest episode of Smart Franchising with Fransmart, we sit down with Don Fox, the former CEO of Firehouse Subs, to discuss his remarkable 50-year journey in the restaurant industry, culminating in the creation of a billion-dollar brand.

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Episode #3: From tech sales to $50m+ multi unit/multi concept franchisee

April 16, 2024

Episode #3: From tech sales to $50m+ multi unit/multi concept franchisee

In this podcast episode, we meet Rick Fisher, a former software executive who made a big change to become a successful franchise owner. He shares the challenges and strategies of building a successful franchise network, highlighting the importance of conservative business planning and the critical role of cash flow. This episode offers straightforward advice and real-life experiences for anyone interested in franchising. Tune in and be inspired.

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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. Under Dan’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 managing partner at The Kitchen Fund and FranInvest, which have invested in Sweetgreen, Cava, by Chloe, Inday, and Eegee’s, to name just a few, and is an active board member of Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and the National Restaurant Association where he serves/has served on finance, business strategy, executive committee and DEIA committees and task forces as well as co-chairing the Richard E. Marriott Golf Invitational fundraising event. Dan is also a CIA Fellow and Mentor.

Dan Rowe, CEO & Founder of Fransmart

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