Why These Pizza Experts Built a Salad Franchise from Scratch

by QSR Magazine

Throughout his life, Brian Mills watched his father navigate the highs and lows of entrepreneurship; he saw the risks, the rewards, and the sacrifices made. Eventually, he figured there had to be a better way to scale a business. After owning and operating a boutique pizza concept in San Diego for six years, he knew it was time to try something different—franchising.

He teamed up with restaurant veterans like Wade Oney, former vice president of operations for Dominos and COO for Papa Johns, as well as one of the only Starbucks franchisees in the country; Philip Horn, manager of multiple Papa Johns franchises; and Allen Hertzman, who owned and operated over 40 Papa Johns locations in California and Ohio.