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Great Clips, Smoothie King, T-Mobile, Poke Burri, Lifting Noodle Ramen, Pigtails and Crewcuts on Franchise Business Radio

Great Clips, Smoothie King, T-Mobile, Poke Burri, Lifting Noodle Ramen, Pigtails and Crewcuts on Franchise Business Radio

Update: 2019-04-23
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Great Clips, Smoothie King, T-Mobile, Poke Burri, Lifting Noodle Ramen, Pigtails and Crewcuts on Franchise Business Radio

Grant Simon 
LSGF Management

Grant Simon is a serial entrepreneur with over 30 years of business management experience in retail, food, and service industries. As a multi-unit franchisee, his current brand portfolio includes Great Clips, Smoothie King and T-Mobile with over 160 locations throughout the southeast employing over 1200 people. Grant graduated from the University of Florida with a B.S. in Finance.

Topics to Discuss: 
Multi Unit Franchising



Web Site / Social Media Links: 
http://www.lsgfmanagement.com/
https://www.linkedin.com/in/grant-simon-46a05048



Greg Thomas
LSGF Management

Greg Thomas is president of LSGF Management and a franchisee of several brands including Great Clips and Smoothie King.

Working as a water delivery boy in 2004 and having a net worth of about zero, Greg embellished some financial applications to secure a loan to buy a distressed/under-performing hair salon. A combination of great operations and out of the box marketing led this becoming the fastest growing salon in the country.

Following that same business model, Greg bought several more distressed businesses. A few years later he teamed with neighbor Grant Simon to form LSGF management, which owns/operates over 160 stores.

In addition to being a franchisee, Greg served as co-op president for 8 years. In that role, he developed several large cross-promotions and charity-marketing concepts with a goal of increasing foot traffic without discounting.

One of those programs was the Great Clips 300 NASCAR race which resulted in the highest attended Nationwide Race in Atlanta’s history.

As long as business continues to be profitable and fun, Greg and Grant plan to continue adding more stores.

Topics to Discuss:

Background and how we got started
"Why Businesses Fail"
My niche was buying troubled/distressed businesses and turning them around.
I think some real stories with real facts might intrigue your listeners.

Web Site / Social Media Links: 
www.LSGFmanagement.com
https://www.linkedin.com/in/greg-t-174325



John Alburl
Poke Burri, Lifting Noodle Ramen

Lifting Noodles is located in the We Suki Suki food court in East Atlanta Village. The creation is the product of restaurateurs Ken Yu and Seven Chan and a proud member of the KSP Restaurant Group.

Our founders saw a gap in the ramen market here in Atlanta and wanted to put their own unique spins on the concept. Lifting Noodles will offer classic traditional dishes you think of when you think of ramen but also their own twists and secret menu.

Just like any of their concepts there will be all kinds of adventurous new takes on ramen including fried ramen dishes, ramen inspired by different cuisines, and of course seasonal items with fresh amazing ingredients.

Topics to Discuss: 
Business Growth
Franchising

Web Site / Social Media Links: 
https://www.liftingnoodlesramen.com
https://www.instagram.com/liftingnoodlesramen



Michelle Holliman
VP of Franchise Development 
Pigtails & Crewcuts Franchise

Michelle Holliman’s work within the franchising industry dates back to 1997. Throughout that time she built experience by working for the parent companies of well-known brands such as Heavenly Ham, HoneyBaked Ham, Moe’s Southwest Grill, Planet Smoothie and P.J.’s Coffee.

Michelle now serves as the Vice President of Franchise Development . In this role,
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Great Clips, Smoothie King, T-Mobile, Poke Burri, Lifting Noodle Ramen, Pigtails and Crewcuts on Franchise Business Radio

Great Clips, Smoothie King, T-Mobile, Poke Burri, Lifting Noodle Ramen, Pigtails and Crewcuts on Franchise Business Radio

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