13 February 2024 |
S8 E4: The Hand and Stone Massage Franchise Who Has Built a $80m/year Empire
By Adam Ryan
Eric Danver is the man who’s owned 100+ franchise locations over the course of his impressive career, including 58 Hand and Stone locations and 53 Philadelphia-based Papa John’s. He chats with the Wolf about his storied franchise career and the new challenges and opportunities the business presents in an ever-changing landscape.
From his humble beginnings in the pizza industry to building a successful portfolio of Papa John’s and Hand and Stone franchises, Eric shares his insights on what it takes to thrive in the competitive food industry. Learn about the strategies and operational excellence that propelled his success and how he navigated the complexities of mergers and acquisitions.
And later, he and the Wolf also talk about the ever-growing industry of pickleball and the new and unique franchise opportunities it presents. Is it possible Ace Pickleball is onto a future goldmine? Tune in to find out Eric’s true thoughts on the matter, and much, much more!
00:00:00 – From Domino’s to Papa John’s
00:02:21 – Papa John’s Dominates Philadelphia Pizza
00:05:12 – The Secrets to Successful Operations
00:09:34 – The Cost of Building a Papa John’s Location
00:14:13 – From Food to Spas: Hand and Stone
00:22:28 – Building a Big Company: Roles and Responsibilities
00:23:40 – Maintaining Stability in Margins and Talent Acquisition
00:28:35 – Networking Tips for New Franchisees
00:34:23 – The Future of Ace Pickleball
00:39:42 – Ace Pickleball Expanding with New Locations
00:42:24 – The Benefits of a Membership
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