What’s the story behind the franchise?
What drove the concept to become what it is?
Who is at the healm and what is that person like?
Strong, established franchise systems, have great stories behind them. They have leaders who built the system from their passion for the product and the ambition to make their dreams a reality. The key word here, is ambition. That ambition drove the franchise system in its infancy and will still be driving the franchise company today.
“Make no little plans: they have no magic to stir men’s blood.” These words were uttered by Daniel Burnham, the Chicago architect whose vision recreated the city after the great fire of 1871. The result of his ambition is an extraordinary American city that still has the magic to stir men’s blood. Ambition is sometimes seen as a negative these days, but without it we would stagnate. You need a culture that supports big steps and powerful beliefs. You can see these qualities in cities that have transformed themselves. Cities are the most visible examples of successful and failed cultures. Bilbao and Barcelona did so and became the envy of the world and prime tourist destinations. Pittsburgh reinvented itself when the steel industry withered. But Detroit wasn’t able to do the same when the auto industry took a dive.
At Joey’s Franchise Group, our leaders, have that ambition and passion. We have a great story of adversity to dig the trenches and crawl out with success. Our culture is founded on Passion, Urgency and Excellence. Our Founder, Joe Klassen and his partners, literally used their blood, sweat and tears to grow the Joey’s brand into a success. Then use that foundation to create and maintain multiple franchises and supporting companies. We have become a truly vertically integrated company allowing for success of our franchise partners at every level with every concept!
– Joey’s Restaurants,
– Joey’s Urban,
– MVP Modern Barbers,
– Homes & Land Magazine, and,
– many other support companies
Rob Hilditch, VP of Business Development
Joey’s Franchise Group