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Welcome to Franchise Interviews. If you ever dreamed of one day owning your own business, than you have come to the right place. Listen to detailed interviews with some of the most informative sources on the topics of franchising and entrepreneurship. People are hungry for good vital content (Keyes, 2009). To date, we have recorded over 400 interviews on our weekly franchise radio show with some of the top franchisors, franchise experts, franchise attorneys, franchisees, and franchise authors. You can even listen to our shows based on category of interest on our website at http://www.franchiseinterviews.com/id130.html We have met with some exciting new franchise concepts as well as some of the biggest names in franchising. As a visitor to our website, all you have to do is click and listen. So grab a cup of coffee, sit back, and enjoy. Live shows can be heard on Blog Talk Radio every Thursday at 10AM EST, 7AM PST. It's no problem if you can't listen to the live show. Each show is recorded and immediately placed in our library of audio archives. To date, we have had over a quarter of a million listeners! Franchise Interviews is hosted by Dr. Martin J. McDermott.

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One of Marty McDermott's favorite movies is Forrest Gump. So when we heard Scott Barnett, author of Gumption: Taking Bubba Gump from Movie to Restaurant completed his book; we knew we had to have him on the show. Scott Barnett's restaurant knowledge began when he was a teenager parking attendant in a popular steakhouse in Palm Desert, California. Taking the hard road, he performed every job there was to do in the business as he cooked, served, and bartended his way through college and crashed into the restaurant industry in his rebellious and irreverent way. Learning the ropes of the corporate world, he nurtured a belief that things in the restaurant business could be done differently. After taking the reins of a failing company, he and his team saved it and then began searching for something to grow. Thus began the Bubba Gump Shrimp Company restaurant concept. Fighting bad economies, old notions of how to do business, preconceived opinions, some Wall Street investors and his own misgivings, he and his group created one of the most successful restaurant companies in the world! Learn more by listening to the show.
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We are meeting with Andrew Gruel, CEO/Founder, Slapfish Restaurant Group, LLC. Slapfish has made healthy, chef-driven seafood approachable & affordable for the masses, with signature items that include the 'lobsticle', baja mahi... more

We are meeting with Maureen Recalde, winner of the Voice of McDonald's. Voice of McDonald's is the largest global singing competition of its kind, open to the 1.8 million McDonald's restaurant employees around the world. More than 2,500... more

This morning we are going to be discussing franchising with Hossein Kasmai, Chief Executive Officer and founder of Franchise Creator. Mr. Kasmai founded many franchise concepts of his own including Guard-A-Kid. Guard-A-Kid... more

We are meeting with Matt Bailey, vice president of operations for "The Original" Kono Pizza. The "Original" Kono rocked the country when it introduced pizza cones in the United States, solving the problem of eating a slice without a... more

We are meeting with Dennis Schooley of the Schooley Mitchel franchise opportunity. Schooley Mitchell has been featured by Entrepreneur and Inc. magazines, and has been honored with a Canadian Franchise Association Gold... more

Dr. John P. Hayes and 12 Amazing Franchise Opportunities for 2015 This year, Dr. John P. Hayes came out with a new e-book ?12 Amazing Franchise Opportunities for 2015? We are going to play our interview with Dr. John P.... more

We are meeting with the VP of Primrose School franchise, Chris Goethe. Primrose Schools is an accredited private preschool that provides a premier educational child care experience. As the Leader in Educational Child... more

We have a great show today. We are meeting with Summer Vasilas and Alex Arlotta the founders of Waxing the City. As the upkeep of individual body parts such as eyelash extensions, facials, body waxing and pedicures spurs growth of... more

Today's show is all about marketing. A woman tests out a local fitness franchise, has a horrible experience, and never returns. About three months later, she receives a marketing piece thanking her for being a loyal member. Meanwhile,... more
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