John Brodersen saw the potential for the Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen chain when he got his first job with the brand in a Chicago store more than 20 years ago. He made the most of that potential and is now one of Popeyes’ top five franchisees.
Recently, he returned to his roots with the purchase of six franchised locations in the Chicago market, including the store where he got his start. Last week, he celebrated the grand re-opening of the last of those restaurants, all of which he intends to return to profitability.
“I knew the potential of these stores because I had worked in them,” he said. “That’s why I became a Popeyes franchisee, because I saw what these stores could do in sales in 25 years.” Read more.