Longtime Franchisees Aim to Leverage Experience to Grow CHOP5

by Megan Glenn, Franchise Times/Mar. 6, 2024

Franchisees often muse about what they’d do differently if they were the franchisor. Few ultimately make the leap and create their own concept, however, but that’s exactly what a group of Papa Johns franchisees did when they launched salad franchise Chop5.

Brian Mills, Allen Hertzman, Patrick Guance, Wade Oney, Phillip Horn and Donald Bauer are drawing on their decades of experience as franchisees to build the franchisor they always wanted.

“We’ve all been in the restaurant business for a long time, too long,” said Hertzman. “Many years ago, we thought it would be great to start our own concept that was more franchisor-franchisee friendly.”