Noodles & Company: Food, Franchising, QSRs & Fast Casual

A quick-service restaurant or #QSR is a popular choice for people who want to start their own business. A #franchise, or company owned by someone else instead of an individual owner like @McDonald's would be the way most successful fast food chains operate--so what makes them different from other franchises?

It's not often that we are joined by people in the QSR space of franchising. As many of you know, In my 20+ years of franchising, I've largely been in the service-based space.

Today we are joined by John Ramsay of Noodles & Company to talk all things food-franchise!

Who is John Ramsay?

"With over 28 years of experience in restaurant franchise sales and development, John Ramsay joined Noodles & Company in November of 2020 as the vice president of franchise sales. Prior to Noodles, John most recently held positions in franchise and restaurant growth efforts for Bruxie International and  @Marco's Pizza   Franchising. John’s successful career includes the growth of over 900 restaurants across all 50 states and 12 different countries. Having graduated from  @Virginia Tech  University with an architecture degree, his vast skillset came through during his early career positions in design, construction and real estate for brands such as @TGI Fridays and @Jack in the Box."

Topics we hit in this episode:

-What makes the QSR space different from service based?

-Who makes a good QSR franchisee?

-What QSR brands are crushing it right now?


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Erik Van Horn is a franchising specialist, and expert in multi-unit, semi-absentee franchise business ownership. From entrepreneur to regional developer, and investor to consultant, Erik has worn many hats over the last two decades, which has provided him unique insight into complex aspects of the industry. If you're a franchisee, a franchisor, or one aspiring to be, subscribe to the Franchise Secrets channel and visit www.FranchiseSecrets.com for even more tactical and practical tools to help you buy, grow, and sell franchises like an expert.

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