by John Francis

How I Was Able to Take a Location Away From a Big National Brand (and What You Can Learn From it)

Sep 8, 2020 8:00:00 AM Franchise Planning, Franchisors

If you’re a franchisor or multi-unit operator, you’ll want to check out the new article I wrote for LeaseCake. It’s a cautionary tale about what can happen when a busy franchise organization doesn’t have the systems and tools in place to manage their locations effectively - and the important details that can slip through the cracks.

It also highlights one of the proudest accomplishments of my 30+ year career: an accomplishment three years in the making that led to me ousting my competitor from a prime piece of real estate - so that I could take over the space for my own multi-unit franchise business.

It’s a real David and Goliath story that inspired a worldwide leader in package delivery to revise their lease review process to ensure that history doesn’t repeat itself.

What was a loss for UPS was a major career win for me. Read more here:

John Francis

Written by John Francis

About the Franchise Expert


John Francis is an enthusiastic, engaging, and entertaining public speaker because he speaks from experience and he speaks from the heart. Franchising is in his blood, and his parents were true pioneers in the industry, turning their family haircutting business into a 1,000-salon franchise empire. He has been a franchisee and a franchisor, and has a deep understanding of the issues both face. Book John to speak at your event, and you and your franchisees will learn how to look at your business in new, positive, and profitable ways.

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