Teriyaki Madness franchisees, Richard Nordstrom, Al Rubio and Tony Sangelo were featured in an interview with Franchise Gator!
This interview highlights the franchise investigation process and the best questions to ask from a group who recently went through the process.
Rich, Al and Tony, otherwise known as the “Three Guys” will be bringing three Teriyaki Shops to Raleigh, North Carolina.
According to Rich, “We hope that Teriyaki Madness becomes a household name. Our goal is to know that we are helping others lead a better, happier, and healthier life. Along with having financial success, we are striving for hard work, dedication and providing the best quality product in the area.”
When asked about what initially got the group into franchising, here’s how the three guys responded:
Rich: I was looking for an opportunity to work for myself. My current employment is supporting Sharepoint, IIS, Domino, and Goanywhere servers. I have also been working at Domino’s as a driver for the past 11 years as something to do part time. Back in the early 90’s I had been a kitchen manager/supervisor/assistant manager of several large restaurant chains. I always thought at that time in my life that I would continue but things changed (kids) and I had to change my path into the computer world. Funny how things are cyclical, and you end back where you started!
Al: Franchising gave me the opportunity to open a store in the Raleigh area with an established business. I am a retired military and semi-retired consultant.
Tony: My complete background is in food services management; this is a great opportunity to further my experiences
Another main topic of interest was how important it was to talk to other Teriyaki Madness franchisees. The three guys all agreed that this is an extremely important step in seeking out the perfect franchise.
Rich: Extremely important. This part let us know how the franchisees felt about the franchise. It also gave us an opportunity to make sure they were just not just getting by and the product was strong enough to ensure growth for us and our franchises.
Al: Very productive and informative; our key areas of interest were and still are – How supportive is the franchisor to the franchisee? And what are the costs associated with establishing the first Teriyaki Madness?
Tony: It helped us understand what it takes to start a franchise and how they went about starting their Teriyaki Shop.
For more insight on how this group decided to franchise with Teriyaki Madness, you can read the full interview on FranchiseGator.com