John Hamburger, Franchise Times Corp.

John Hamburger, Franchise Times

John Hamburger, President, Franchise Times Corp.

John Hamburger is the founder and president of Franchise Times Corp., a national publisher of business trade journals in franchising and finance. The company publishes Franchise Times Magazine, a national franchise industry trade journal; the Restaurant Finance Monitor, a monthly financial newsletter which covers the capital markets in the restaurant industry; and Foodservice News, a monthly newspaper for independent foodservice and restaurant operators in the Upper Midwest. He also produces a number of industry executive conferences including The Restaurant Finance & Development Conference and the Franchise Finance Conference.


John is a frequent speaker at restaurant and franchise industry events on finance and development topics. He is also frequently quoted about financial matters concerning restaurant, franchise and hospitality businesses in national business publications. He has over 32 years of experience in franchising and finance and previously served as chief financial officer of a public restaurant chain and a CPA in a national accounting firm.


John attended St. John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota and the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota where he graduated with a B.A. in accounting in 1977. John is director of the Western Golf Association, which administers the Evan’s Scholarship Program.


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