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Fransmart snaps up 25 year franchising veteran

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Fransmart snaps up 25 year franchising veteran

The experienced Don Baruch joins the Fransmart leadership team. 

Former McDonald’s and Yum! Brands corporate and franchise operations development lead, Don Baruch, has joined the Fransmart leadership team, bringing 25 years of experience to the role. Baruch will join as the vice president of franchise support operations. 

He was most recently the vice president of franchise development for BurgerBusters, a franchisee of Yum! Brands with Taco Bell, KFC and Pizza Hut restaurants, as well as several other national brands. 

“An experienced franchisee, franchisor and franchise owner, Don brings a unique level of expertise and knowledge to fuel the success of our franchisees,” said Dan Rowe, Fransmart founder and CEO. 

“He has worked with some of the largest franchise brands in the nation with a proven track record for getting results. Our brands want 150+ unit franchisees so we decided to bring a key operations pro from a target franchisee onboard to coach our brands and their franchisees.  

“Don is a dynamic addition to our talented Fransmart team; his strategic contributions will help drive our brands’ franchise development and expansion plans.” 

Baruch has held a number of senior operations roles with Yum! Brands and McDonalds Corporation after getting his MBA from Emory University. He is a successful multi-unit franchise owner for numerous national brands. Baruch was able to lead one of Taco Bell’s largest franchises to double in size over six years. 

“It’s an incredibly exciting time to be in the franchising industry, and I look forward to helping Fransmart’s impressive portfolio of brands reach their full potential as leading global franchises,” said Baruch. 

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