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Orphaned in Vietnam and adopted by an American church, Phong Huynh grew up in the El Pollo Loco company, rising from night porter to corporate director and, today, owner of 13 restaurants.
Bob Ryan's interest in a Goldfish Swim School franchise was piqued by the scarcity of children's swim lessons in Chicago.
Chiropractic doctor Steve Nutty cites his experience as a hockey coach as great training for owning his own business.
Marcus Teufel prepared for 10 years to be a McD's owner before taking a 180-degree turn.
With 74 western U.S. Dairy Queen locations, and 43 years as both franchisor and franchisee, Bill Spae is also focused on growth.
Paul Scholtes had a yen for Asian cuisine and loved how the menu at Wok Box Fresh Asian Kitchen encompassed delicacies from ten different regions.
By owning her own in-home care business, Brenda Gross is following in the footsteps of her father and grandfather, who were both entrepreneurs.
Larisa Citsay of New Jersey loves being surrounded by furry friends as she grows her dog-boarding business.
Wanting his own printing business, Todd Fisher chose a franchise over an independent shop because of his industry's fast-evolving technology.
Gina Reullion transformed her PT practice into a franchise model to avoid the "business headaches" corporate competitors gave her.
Andreana Chryssos wants to sell Philadelphia to her franchise's selection of nutritious fruits and vegetables.
Jesse Keyser jumped into franchising first, before taking little brother (and new college grad) Charles under his wing.
Rahul and Rohit Arora worked at Blimpie restaurants as managers for 10 years before making the move to ownership.
With proceeds from their Kona Ice franchise, Ted and Sandra Andrews of Ohio have raised $190,000 for children's and community organizations in Southeast Ohio.
Howard Berkowitz was drawn to the British Swim School when his own son nearly drowned.