Top Business Leaders Show
In this episode of the SpotOn Series, Chad Franzen welcomes Kenneth Price, Franchisee at Pizza Guys. They discuss the most challenging parts of Kenneth’s entrepreneurial journey, how good discipline and the right mentality are the foundation of success, the key to creating a strong brand culture, and the learning opportunities of starting your first business. Kenneth shares the process of ensuring success when taking over restaurant locations and what systems helped him rapidly expand his business.
In this episode of the SpotOn Series, Chad Franzen is joined by David Leonardo, CEO at Chill-N. They discuss the science behind Chill-N’s star ingredient, the importance of developing a good sourcing strategy for raw materials, the different aspects of the franchise sale process, and a breakdown of Chill-N’s multistate expansion strategy. David shares his tips on implementing strategic decisions on a small scale and his best advice for current franchisors and franchisees.
[SpotOn Series] How To Promote Change in Consumers and Help Save Our Planet with Jonah Goldman of PLNT Burger
In this episode of the SpotOn Series, Chad Franzen sits down with Jonah Goldman, Co-founder and Director of Strategic Marketing at PLNT Burger, to discuss sustainable agricultural practices outside the U.S., how to craft and promote a healthy menu of classic American burgers, and marketing strategies that drive positive change. Jonah shares his journey into food systems, eliminating peoples’ plant-based food preconceptions, and the environmental impact of the current American food system.
In this episode of the SpotOn Series, Chad Franzen is joined by Mike Gurevich, Founder and Owner of M&A Brands. They discuss the challenges entrepreneurs face in the restaurant industry, how to scale a successful business idea, and the importance of recognizing competitive industry trends. Mike shares how he transitioned between industries, successful brand evolution, and making your business stand out in a saturated market.
[SpotOn Series] Consistency Across Borders: How To Evolve Your Brand With Randy Wyner and Michael Mohammed of Chronic Tacos
In this episode of the SpotOn Series, Chad Franzen welcomes Randy Wyner, Founder and President of Chronic Tacos and Michael Mohammed, CEO at Chronic Tacos. They discuss Chronic Tacos’ 20-year business evolution, finding balance with your business partner, easy ways to reflect your brand culture in your restaurants, and how technology has enhanced the restaurant industry. Randy and Michael share unique business challenges and tips on how to refine your brand while maintaining worldwide consistency.
In this episode of the Spot On Series, Chad Franzen welcomes Michael Derrick, entrepreneur and franchise owner of Supercuts and Smoothie King. They discuss what makes franchising appealing for entrepreneurs, the challenges of managing multiple business locations, and what transferable processes exist between franchises and corporate franchises. Michael shares the importance of building a culture that translates efficiency and teamwork into success and the most valuable lessons he’s learned from the industry.
In this episode of the SpotOn Series, Chad Franzen welcomes Kenny Templeton, owner of multiple Robeks franchise locations. They discuss the different challenges that affect opening a new hospitality business during the pandemic, strengthening team communication across a multi-unit franchise, and effectively developing your entrepreneurial skills. Kenny also shares the key factors entrepreneurs should focus on to set themselves up for success in new business ventures.
In this episode of the SpotOn Series, Chad Franzen is joined by David Grossman, President and CEO of Epic Burger. They discuss the powerful impact of personal values in creating a long-lasting brand, establishing exciting traditions for customers, and overcoming the persisting effects of the pandemic. David goes on to share his expert tips on turning a struggling restaurant around and how to spread team enthusiasm in a multi-unit business.
[SpotOn Series] The Ultimate Competitive Advantage for Restaurant Owners With Shawn Walchef of Cali BBQ
In this episode of the SpotOn Series, Chad Franzen is joined by Shawn Walchef, Founder of Cali BBQ. They discuss the importance of understanding digital and technological trends and implementing them for business growth, brand engagement strategies on social media, and competitive advantages for restaurant owners. Shawn goes on to share what benefits businesses can take advantage of by taking control of their media presence.
In this episode of the SpotOn Series, Bela Musits welcomes Ben Riegsecker, Owner and CEO of The Casselman. They discuss the challenges of entering the hospitality industry without prior experience, managing and scaling a business from the ground up, and understanding the value of hiring the right people. Ben goes on to share practices to build respect in a team environment and what mentoring strategies helped him out in the industry.