The more we think of it, the more we see the surprising structural similarities between franchising and the military.
On the battlefield, you work individually with a mission in mind. But you exist within a hierarchy with expertise in handling similar situations. You are also surrounded by a strong support network.
We’ve been supporting veterans in franchising for nearly as long as we’ve been blogging, and the new issue of QSR magazine expresses its own enthusiasm with the trend. It profiles the veteran franchise programs at restaurants like Little Caesars, Steak-Out and Figaro’s Pizza.
What better person to run a franchised business than an individual who has just come through the rigorous training and discipline of the military,” says Ron Berger, CEO of Figaro’s Italian Pizza Inc.
The piece is particularly bullish on the prospects of veterans in the restaurant industry. But if you’re a veteran looking for a different field, you’ll definitely some interested franchisors. We’d like to especially single out Maid Brigade, who recently joined the Franchise Direct family. They have one of the most progressive networks for military veterans and we look forward to seeing what future strategies for increasing veteran enrollment they come up with.
But if you are a veteran interested in food franchising, perhaps our new Food Franchise report would be of interest to you.