Multi-Unit Franchisee Magazine Issue III, 2017 - Page 4

Multi-Unit Franchiseecontents I S S UE I I I , 2017 COVER STORY MVP Awards 8 Get the inside stories of 2017’s MVP Award winners: Brendon Ayanbadejo, Audra & Todd Fetter, Mark Friedman, Kevin Kelly, Karen Morse, Andy Patel, John Ponczoch, Eddie Rodriguez, Bret Stewart, Johnny Weber, and Mitchell York. BY HELEN BOND LISTS MU50 Ranking the most multi-friendly brands 52 Franchising’s top brands by number and percentage of multi-unit franchisees FEATURES Space Is the Place 56 Competition for the best sites heats up as the market tightens BY SARA WYKES Multi-Unit Franchising Conference 62 2017 sets new attendance records – again! BY EDDY GOLDBERG Reconnect Profile 72 “Life’s short, grow fast!” says multi-brand operator Grant Simon BY KERRY PIPES Under 30 Profile 76 Two young partners prepare to open their third franchise unit BY KERRY PIPES 2 MULTI-UNIT FRANCHISEE IS S UE III, 2017 2009