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Welcome to Franchise Interviews weekly podcast and radio show. If you ever dreamed of one day owning your own business, then you have come to the right place. Listen to detailed interviews/podcasts with some of the most informative sources on the topics of franchising and entrepreneurship.

People are hungry for good vital content (Keyes, 2009). To date, we have recorded over 600 interviews on our weekly franchise radio show with some of the top franchisors, franchise experts, franchise attorneys, franchisees, and franchise authors. You can even listen to our shows based on category of interest on our website at

We have met with some exciting new franchise concepts as well as some of the biggest names in franchising. As a visitor to our website, all you have to do is click and listen. So grab a cup of coffee, sit back, and enjoy. Live shows can be heard on Blog Talk Radio every Thursday at 10AM EST, 7AM PST. It's no problem if you can't listen to the live show. Each show is recorded and immediately placed in our library of audio archives.
To date, we have had over a quarter of a million listeners! Franchise Interviews is hosted by Dr. Martin J. McDermott.
451 Episodes
Franchise Interviews Meets with the Floyd's 99 Barbershop Franchise Opportunity
We have a great show today.  We are meeting with Scott Nichols of Floyd's 99 Barbershop.  With 115+ units across the U.S., the barbershop known for its edgy, alternative vibes that embrace individuality is revitalizing its franchise efforts.  The Denver-based franchisor had never emphasized a strategic effort toward franchise growth -- everything had been word of mouth through personal relationships with the founders, existing customers and simply people walking by who loved the concept. As it nears 20 years of business and looks ahead to the next 20, Floyd's 99 wants to expand its footprint with strong franchise partners that embody its brand and vibe.  To help with the expansion, they hired seasoned franchise executive, Scott Nichols. He joins Floyd’s 99 with more than 25 years of franchise experience – working for nationally-recognized brands like Dunkin’, Jimmy Johns and Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores as well as emerging franchise concepts like SPENGA where he grew the brand from one company owned to 62 franchises sold.  Today, Scott will share the founders' story (three brothers from the sport's concession business), how the brand differs from other barbershops/hair salons, growth/opportunities in the hair/beauty space, rich culture the brand embodies, its franchise strategy, where it sees itself in the marketplace, and more.  In Part Two, we play a clip from our popular Great Quotes in Franchising podcast.
Franchise Inteviews Meets with the  Walk-On’s Bistreaux & Bar
. As they were living out their dreams as members of the LSU basketball team traveling the country, they had the opportunity to visit some of the best restaurants/sports bars and began recognizing the need for such a concept in back in Baton Rouge. The idea for Walk-On's Bistreaux & Bar started to take shape 35,000 feet up in the air as they sketched out their vision for a floor plan on the back of a napkin while the team flew home from a game. They turned in their idea as a class project and received a C, being told it needed some work. Despite having little business experience and even less financial backing the two incorporated the traits they learned on the basketball court – hard work, dedication, and commitment to excellence – into their vision. On September 9, 2003 their shared dream became a reality as Walk-On’s opened for business in the shadows of LSU’s Tiger Stadium. The business took off – the brand started growing through corporate locations and launched its official franchise opportunity. In 2015, NFL All-Pro Quarterback Drew Brees caught wind and joined the Walk-On’s team as co-owner and partner. We are meeting with Brandon Landy Founder, Co-Owner and CEO of Walk-On’s Bistreaux & Bar.  Walk-On’s is a place where over-the-top enthusiasm and culture is the daily norm. What sets them apart from all others though, is their authentic, mouthwatering Louisiana cuisine prepared fresh in a from-scratch kitchen. That includes seafood, traditional Cajun cuisine and burgers built for two hands. Like Louisiana, food is truly Walk-On’s calling card and the reason you’ll keep coming back for more. In Part Two, we play a clip from our popular Great Quotes in Franchising podcast.
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