Coleman Report: Interview with presenting brands

The Coleman Report conducted a series of interviews with presenting brands and other industry leaders at BoeFly’s Franchise Lending Spotlight Conference in Irvine, CA on July 17, 2013.  See select interviews:



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Coleman Report: Franchise Lending Conference Irvine

The Coleman Report closely covered the Franchise Lending Spotlight Conference, held on July 17 in Irvine, CA.  Here from BoeFly Co-presidents David Nayor and Mike Rozman, discuss the vision for the conference and how franchise brands are achieving greater growth through agfressive capital access strategies.  Watch the video.

Papa Murphy’s Take ‘N’ Bake Pizza

Great quality.  Great value.  Great customer service.

Papa Murphy’s was built on these core values from day one and they continue to distinguish Papa Murphy’s today. These values aren’t revolutionary, but when they’re done consistently they allow our guests to leave our stores with the best pizza and experience possible – it’s the reason we’ve been named the #1 Rated Pizza Chain* again and again.

The concept of Take ‘N’ Bake pizza started with Papa Murphy’s in 1981. Since then, Papa Murphy’s has established itself as the largest Take ‘N’ Bake pizza company in the world – and is now the fifth-largest pizza company in the United States with over 1,350 stores in 38 states. Papa Murphy’s corporate headquarters are located in Vancouver, Washington.

Papa Murphy’s has the best people in the pizza business. There’s no doubt about it. We are passionate, energetic and proud to offer high-quality pizzas that are unlike any other at a value that’s second to none.

Wild Wing Cafe

The first Wild Wing Cafe opened in the late 1990s with eight sauces and rubs. Back then, flavored chicken wings weren’t the only thing considered a rarity at the restaurant. Our founders were among a minority when it came to preparing popular bar foods like nachos and onion rings using fresh rather than packaged ingredients. It was a lot of work, to say the least.

As the restaurant has grown into a multi-unit company, and the company into a much-loved wings franchise, we’ve stayed true to our roots. While other restaurants are content to use pre-processed frozen foods reheated in microwaves, every Wild Wing Cafe serves great homemade food. Dressings, marinades, soups and dips are made fresh every day.

We also continue to operate by the belief that we have our people—franchisees and their loyal customers—to thank for the tremendous success of Wild Wing Cafe. Without them, the vision of two advertisers-turned-restauranteurs may never have become the growing franchise it is today…one that thrives on a mouthwatering menu of signature homemade dishes, seasonal ingredients, an extensive beer list and, of course, plenty of fantastically flavored wings.

Del Taco

Del Taco’s menu features something for every appetite with signature tastes and great value across the board. This includes Del Taco’s variety of freshly prepared Mexican menu items such as tacos, burritos, and quesadillas as well as American favorites such as cooked-to-order burgers made with fresh beef patties, crinkle-cut fries and handmade shakes.

At Del Taco, all menu items are prepared to order using fresh ingredients including cheddar cheese grated from 40-pound blocks, hand-made pico de gallo salsa, lard-free beans slow cooked from scratch and marinated chicken grilled in the restaurant. Del Taco also serves breakfast featuring a full line of breakfast burritos.

Local Del Taco fans are invited to join the company’s Raving Fan eClub to receive a coupon for two free grilled chicken tacos. Consumers can sign up at

Del Taco restaurants serve more than three million guests each week. Consumers can “like” Del Taco on Facebook and receive coupons for free food. For more information, please visit or

Del Taco has more than 550 restaurants in 18 states.

Planet Fitness

As the most innovative health club brand in the United States, Planet Fitness is known for a lot of things – our absurdly low prices, our Lunk™ Alarm, and most of all perhaps, for our Judgement Free Zone® philosophy, which means members can relax, get in shape, and have fun without being subjected to the hard-core, look-at-me attitude that exists in too many gyms.

Tropical Smoothie Cafe

Our menu boasts a healthy, high quality alternative to the usual fare – the food and smoothies of Tropical Smoothie Café® are made with fresh, high quality ingredients. Our smoothies are made from superior, simple ingredients including real fruit and natural sugar. Our toasted wraps, bistro sandwiches, grilled flatbreads and gourmet salads are made fresh with high quality meats and cheeses, and topped with fresh produce and flavorful sauces. Combine that with a fun atmosphere and friendly hospitality and you see why people return again and again for the Tropical Smoothie Café Experience.

Founded in 1997 in Destin, FL, there are now more than 300 Tropical Smoothie Café franchise locations in operation and we continue to develop more café and smoothie franchises throughout the United States. Owning a Tropical Smoothie Café gives you the opportunity to offer customers healthy food and a healthier way of life. With commitment to exceptional quality and taste, we’re proud to offer healthy choices to the customer and we’re proud to be one of the fastest growing café franchise brands in the quick-casual restaurant segment.

Fresh To Order

Fresh To Order or F2O for short serves the freshest, finest, food in the southeast.  Our Food, Our Promise: We hope that you will notice with all your senses the freshness and quality of every ingredient we put into our products from our lettuces and vegetables to our proteins and sauces, soups, teas and coffees. They taste and look different and better because they are. Sure it costs us more, but we trust that our guests will notice that we are a different and fresher alternative in dining; this in turn makes our investment in our products worthwhile. We hope you enjoy…. if not, please let us know and we will make it right.

BrightStar Care

We know how overwhelming the responsibility of caring for a family member can be. We once needed help caring for a loved one, but didn’t know where to turn to give her the quality of care, and the quality of life, she deserved. Compelled by a need to find care that was more — more dependable, more supportive, more complete — we founded BrightStar as a family business in 2002 to provide the full continuum of homecare, (including adult and elder care) childcare (including newborn care, babysitter and nanny services) in addition to medical staffing services for individuals, families and healthcare facilities.

With over 250 locations nationwide, BrightStar offices nationwide help keep parents and grandparents in the comfort and familiarity of their own homes, as well as assisting parents with their childcare needs.  We can provide every service available at a nursing facility in the comfort of your loved one’s home. From companionship, toileting and hygiene assistance to in-home blood draws, our services are available around the clock to meet our clients’ every need.


Bojangles’ Restaurants began as the dream of two veteran restaurant operators, Jack Fulk and Richard Thomas. They predicted rising consumer demand for good food served in a quick-service environment and based their concept on three attributes: distinctive flavor; wholesome, high-quality, made-from-scratch products; and a fun, festive restaurant design with fast, friendly service. In 1977 Fulk’s dream became a reality with the opening of the first Bojangles’ restaurant in Charlotte, NC. The original menu featured unique items like spicy Cajun-style fried chicken served with Cajun Gravy®, Dirty Rice®, and Cajun Pintos® for hearty eating at lunch or dinner, and biscuits that changed the industry.

30 years later, Bojangles’ customers have come to expect great tasting food and we are dedicated to exceeding their expectations at breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Our strong performance in all three day parts is what sets Bojangles’ apart from all other restaurants.

Bojangles’ has evolved with new store designs, innovative product offerings and a proven model of success. We operate nearly 500 U.S. locations (North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Florida, Virginia, Georgia, Maryland, Alabama, Mississippi and Pennsylvania) and a number of units internationally (Honduras). We now plan on expanding our concept in all directions. We’ve yet to find a ceiling for the growth of our concept.