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Immigrant Entrepreneur Finds Franchise Success in America’s Small Towns

  Immigrant entrepreneur finds franchise success in America’s small towns Overview Like many immigrants before him, Mike Lokhandwala came to the United States from his native India to attend college back in 2002.  While studying for  his degrees in finance and management from Georgia State University, he worked in the quick serve restaurant industry as […]

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How Marco’s Pizza Beats The National Chains

How do you compete in a crowded market driven by price? This food service franchise became the fastest growing in its field by emphasizing  the basics: authenticity, quality, and community involvement Here’s their story Overview Pasquale “Pat” Giammarco was born in Italy and came to the United States as a child. Noting the lack of quality in American […]

Immigrant Entrepreneur Grows Multi-Million Dollar Pizza Empire

Immigrant Entrepreneur Grows Multi-Million Dollar Pizza Empire

Name: Dharmesh Patel, Country of Origin: India, Immigrated: 1987, Launched business: 2009, Jobs Created: 1200, Revenues: $50 million Great jobs won’t make you rich. You’ve got to find a way to build wealth by owning your own business and for DJ Patel, that meant teaming up with America’s fastest growing pizza franchise. Dharmesh “D.J.”Patel came to the United States from India in 1987 with […]

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Putting Global Brands To Work for You

Statistics/ Name: Nestlé® Toll House® Café by Chip®/Founded: 2000/ Franchise Fee: $30,000/ Royalty Fee: 6 % /Total Investment: $154,300 –$475,300/ Required Net Worth: $300,000/Liquid Capital:$100,000/ Nestlé® Toll House® Café by Chip® got started in 2000 when an immigrant entrepreneur from Lebanon named Ziad “Zack” Dalal, who had already launched and sold a successful bakery franchise, got an idea for extending […]