Questions potential franchisees should be asking before taking the plunge
Bill Schreiber, the Vice President of Global Business Development for Church’s Chicken joins Enterprise Radio to share with us the questions potential franchisees should be asking before taking the plunge.
Listen to interview with host Eric Dye & guest Bill Schreiber discuss the following:
- With nearly 800,000 franchise businesses in the US, being a part of a larger brand is big business. Before someone enters into a development agreement what are some of the questions you urge your prospects to ask themselves?
- Ok, so say I want to be right there in the trenches day in and day out. What are some other considerations before jumping into franchising?
- Are there some real financial considerations to opening a franchise. What type of capital is required to open one?
- Are there still franchising opportunities in the US with Church’s Chicken or is all the growth happening overseas?
- What additional advice can you offer entrepreneurs that are considering investing into a franchise system?
Leveraging his experience in the food industry, Bill Schreiber leads and is responsible for identifying potential international and domestic franchise partners who are capable of developing multiple international and domestic Church’s Chicken® and Texas Chicken® restaurants. In addition, he is responsible for developing country entry plans, including internal support needed to meet opening commitments.
Previous to his current role as Vice President of Global Business Development, Schreiber held the title of Senior Director of International Development for Church’s® where he held the responsibility of sourcing, negotiating and qualifying new international franchisees for the Church’s® and Texas Chicken® brands. As Vice President of Worldwide Business Development, Schreiber brings more than 18 years of experience in franchise development.
Prior to joining Church’s Chicken® in 2009, Schreiber served at Arby’s Restaurant Group where he held several positions over the years such as: Vice President of Franchise Management, Senior Director of Franchise Management, Director of Franchise Management and Franchise Business Manager. As Vice President of Franchise Management, Schreiber was responsible for franchise operations in the Western Division of the United States, which included more than 250 franchisees and more than 1,900 restaurants. During this time he also served as the General Manager of Canada. Schreiber’s professional career also includes time as the Director of Development and Construction at Pollo Campero, USA and experience as the Director of Franchise Management for the Caribbean, Central American and Latin America at KFC.
Bill Schreiber graduated from the University of New Mexico with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice.