Franchise Empires

By The Wolf, A Workweek Friend

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Most startups are doomed to fail. But there’s an alternative route to financial freedom for hungry entrepreneurs. One that involves far less risk, far more work-life balance, and just as much profit. Franchises. Franchise Empires gives aspiring franchise owners the playbook to build a multi-unit franchise empire of their own. Every episode we hear from guests who are building their franchise empire: Franchisees who started with one unit and aren’t stopping until they get to dozens, hundreds, or even thousands more locations. Hosted by The Wolf, you’ll hear exactly how to turn your ambition into tangible actions and take your first steps up the franchise ladder. We’ll break down the steps you need to take open your first franchise, your second location and beyond, along with the many pitfalls to avoid. Wolf answers all your questions about owning and running your franchise, and interviews guests with first hand experience like Greg Flynn, the multi-billion dollar restaurant franchisee, Jamie Weeks, the largest OrangeTheory franchisee in the world who’s launching his own fitness franchise SweatHouz, and Jason McGowan, Co-founder and CEO of Crumbl cookies. Want to get started on your franchise owning journey? Tune in every Tuesday for a new episode. Make sure to subscribe wherever you get your podcasts. Interested in participating as a guest at Franchise Empires? Submit your request here!

Episode Date
S7 E10: From College to Business Partners - Lessons from 5 Territory Owner Group of Ace Handyman Service
Dec 05, 2023
S7 E9: From Motherhood to Magnolia: The Inspiring Journey of Magen Bynum, Founder of Magnolia Soap
Nov 28, 2023
S7 E8: Rolling Suds’ Squeaky-Clean Saga Towards Franchise Success, with Aaron Harper
Nov 21, 2023
S7 E7: Creating a Differentiated Franchise - Carmelo Marsala, Founder of Spray-Net
Nov 14, 2023
S7 E6: From Delivery Boy To Domino’s Franchisee (And Mahana Fresh Founder) - Dave Wood’s Journey
Nov 07, 2023
S7 E5: Franchising’s Hottest Takes, with Erik van Horn of “The Franchise Secrets Podcast”
Oct 31, 2023
S7 E4: How Hoppin’ Became America’s First Self-Serve Bar Franchise, with Rich Moyer
Oct 24, 2023
S7 E3: The Only Pharmaceutical Franchise— With Multi-Unit Owner, Jim Kodman
Oct 17, 2023
10 of the Most Fascinating Franchise Facts
Oct 10, 2023
S7 E1: How Pickleball Became America’s Hottest New Franchise Opportunity, with Joe Sexton
Oct 03, 2023
S6 E14: From 12 to 140+ Locations: The Franchisee Who Skyrocketed Orangetheory to Fame
Sep 28, 2023
S6 E13: Transforming the Tanning Industry, with Lauren Rampello Becotte of Pure Glow
Sep 26, 2023
S6 E12: King of Franchises: The Man Who Owns 2400+ Fast Food Locations
Sep 19, 2023
S6 E11: Ron Holt on Fun, Franchising, and Disrupting the Moving Industry
Sep 12, 2023
S6 E10: How Top Rail Became the Fastest-Growing Fencing Franchise in the US
Sep 05, 2023
S6 E9: Building a Dessert Empire - Meet Dan Reese of Milkshake Factory
Aug 29, 2023
S6 Ep8: 6 Brands, 1 Vision: Inside Jeff Dudan's Home Front Revolution
Aug 22, 2023
The #1 Software Platform for Building Your Future Franchise (Solo Edition)
Aug 15, 2023
S6 Ep6: Helping People, Helping Pets— Scenthound’s Membership-Based Grooming Empire
Aug 08, 2023
S6 Ep5: Sweetgreen - From A College Project to Billion Dollar IPO
Aug 01, 2023
S6 Ep4: How Peter Taunton Built a 9-Figure Franchise (And Why He’s Doing It Again)
Jul 25, 2023
S6 Ep3: The Secret Reason Why College H.U.N.K.S. Became the Largest Moving Company in the US
Jul 18, 2023
S6 E2: The Founder That’s Disrupting McDonald’s, Burger King, and “Big Food”
Jul 11, 2023
S6 Ep1: How Buzz Franchise Brands is Building Companies that Get People Talking
Jul 03, 2023
S5 Ep13: The Fast Food Style Laundry Chain Disrupting the Way We Wash Clothes
Jun 27, 2023
S5 Ep12: From Boston Consulting Group To Multi-Unit Pet Franchise Owner
Jun 20, 2023
S5 Ep11: The Early Crumbl Franchisee Who’s Now Building Shaq’s Brand
Jun 13, 2023
S5 Ep10: Building vs. Operating Franchise Stores, with Alex Yeater
Jun 06, 2023
S5 Ep9: How Biscuit Belly Took the Boring Out of Breakfast
May 30, 2023
S5 Ep8: The Ben & Jerry's Franchisee Who Also Owns...A Starbucks?
May 23, 2023
S5 Ep7: Building a Consumer-Facing Coffee Brand, with Jacob Jaber
May 16, 2023
S5 Ep6: How Shelly Sun Built a $639 Million Dollar Franchise
May 09, 2023
S5 Ep5: How Chris Kenny Raised $300M To Invest in The Biggest Franchises of Tomorrow
May 02, 2023
S5 Ep4: Turning Thrift Store Shopping into Franchise Gold with BaseCamp CEOs Zach and Tyler Gordon
Apr 25, 2023
S5 Ep3: Always Have a Playbook for Scaling, with Voda CEO Dan Claps and Zach Nolte
Apr 18, 2023
S5 Ep2: Using Life Obstacles to Fuel Your Franchise, with Cynthia May
Apr 11, 2023
S5 Ep1: Cookies And Cream: How To Open A Multi-Brand Desserts Franchise
Apr 04, 2023
S4 Ep12: The Franchise Growth Expert Turned Pub Franchise Owner, With Brent Dowling
Mar 28, 2023
S4 Ep11: How To Become A Multi-Brand Franchise Owner, With Andrew Garcia.
Mar 21, 2023
S4 Ep10: Hawaii Fluid Art: The Unique Franchise Celebs Can’t Get Enough Of
Mar 14, 2023
S4 Ep9: How a Drive-Thru Coffee Upstart Is Taking on Franchise Giants
Mar 07, 2023
S4 Ep8: How A Side Hustle Led To 300+ Restaurants, Hotels and Hardware Stores.
Feb 28, 2023
S4 Ep7: How To Choose The Right Franchise And Play The Long Game
Feb 21, 2023
S4 Ep6: Blo Blow Dry Bar: How To Open 100+ Units Sustainably
Feb 14, 2023
S4 Ep5: BODY20: The Health Franchise CEO Who Fixed His Own Problems
Feb 07, 2023
S4 Ep4: How Central Bark is Taking Its Share Of The $100 Billion Pet Industry
Jan 31, 2023
S4 Ep3: How To Launch A Cookie Franchise When You Don’t Bake
Jan 24, 2023
S4 Ep2: OHM Fitness: How To Build A Fitness Empire In A Crowded Market Place
Jan 17, 2023
S4 Ep1: The Secret To Owning More Than 100 Wingstops and Little Caesars
Jan 10, 2023
S3 Ep12: The #1 OrangeTheory Owner Just Launched His Own Franchise
Dec 13, 2022
S3 Ep11: GoDog: The Father-And-Son Behind The Pet Daycare Franchise
Dec 06, 2022
S3 Ep10: Greg Flynn - Meet America’s Multi Billion Dollar Restaurant Franchisee
Nov 29, 2022
S3 Ep9: Dogdrop: The Dog Day Care Franchise Solving Owner Problems
Nov 22, 2022
Level 5 Capital Partners: Unlocking The Secrets Behind Franchise Investment
Nov 17, 2022
S3 E8: Toastique: How Brianna Keefe Swapped Burnout For Gourmet Fast Food
Nov 15, 2022
S3 E7: Hank Horkoff’s Secret Sauce to Creating Franchise Revenue
Nov 08, 2022
S3 E6: How Brian Scudamore Built a Customer Service Empire With People At Its Heart
Nov 01, 2022
S3 E5: How Brittany Driscoll Built A Massage Empire And Disrupted The Industry
Oct 25, 2022
S3 E4: Crumbl Cookies Franchise: How Jason McGowan Is Building a Sweet Toothed Empire
Oct 18, 2022
S3 E3: How In N Out Burger Created a Cult Following
Oct 13, 2022
S3 E2: How to Build a Sports Franchise Empire That Impacts 1,000,000 + Kids
Oct 11, 2022
S3 E1: Koala Insulation: Meet The Bootstrapped Founder Who Went From 0 to 350 Franchises in 2 Years
Oct 04, 2022
S2 E15: Twitter Spaces Special: Success Strategies That Work Across ALL Franchise Models
Sep 27, 2022
S2 E14: How Chick-Fil-A Franchises Found Success
Sep 20, 2022
S2 E13: Ben Little, the #1 Zaxby's Franchise Owner
Sep 13, 2022
S2 E12: Massage Envy: How Stephen Vereb and Henry Kim Are Building an Empire and Closing The Recruitment Circle.
Sep 06, 2022
S2 E11: The Learning Experience: How an Educator Turned Multiple Franchise Owner And Community Builder
Aug 30, 2022
S2 E10: Amazing Athletes: Why Building Healthy Communities Can Equate to Financial Success
Aug 23, 2022
S2 E9: How McDonald's said Kon'nichiwa to Japan
Aug 16, 2022
S2 E8: Donatos: The Fintech Professional Turned Multiple Franchise Owner
Aug 09, 2022
S2 E7: Sylvan Learning: How Mike Kelley Ditched Corporate And Became a Multiple Franchise Owner
Aug 02, 2022
S2 E6: Go Mini Storage: Meet The Entrepreneur at The Start of His Franchise Journey
Jul 26, 2022
S2 E5: Wingstop Franchise: Everything Michael Horowitz Knows About Owning 20 Franchise Units
Jul 19, 2022
S2 E4: Why the Mayweather Boxing Franchise is Landing Punches
Jul 12, 2022
S2 E3: The Mathnasium Franchise: How One Couple Went All In
Jul 05, 2022
S2 E2: The Secret to Owning 29 Midas Franchises With Brian Beers
Jun 28, 2022
S2 E1: How to Build a Franchise Empire Without Burning Out
Jun 21, 2022
Franchise Empires: Season 2 Trailer
Jun 07, 2022
S1 E12: How Combining Franchises is Helping Build an Empire
May 17, 2022
S1 E11: Using A Low Cost Franchise Strategy To Open 39 Franchises
May 10, 2022
S1 E10: Is This The Most Successful Franchise Owner You’ll Ever Meet?
May 03, 2022
S1 E9: Why You Don’t Have to Give Up Your Day Job to Run a Franchise
Apr 26, 2022
S1 E8: Meet the Biggest Phone Franchise in Bermuda
Apr 19, 2022
S1 E7: How to Turn Your Anytime Fitness Franchise Into a Family Business
Apr 12, 2022
S1 E6: How FranShares is Lowering the Barriers to Franchise Ownership
Apr 05, 2022
S1 E5: How to Scale Your Five Guys Franchise Empire
Mar 29, 2022
S1 E4: Why Cross Selling is The Secret Sauce for Franchisees Like Meineke
Mar 22, 2022
S1 E3: The Secret to Growing Your F45 Gym Franchise
Mar 15, 2022
S1 E2: How to Create a Dunkin' Donuts Empire
Mar 08, 2022
S1 E1: Why Catering is Your Next, Best Franchise with Nick Panos, Mellow Mushroom
Mar 03, 2022
Franchise Empires: Season 1 Trailer
Feb 24, 2022