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John has over 12 years of experience in franchising and marketing within the fast food industry.  He began his career with Hardees in 2002 as a Franchise Account Analyst.  In 2006 he was recruited to their marketing department as a Sr. Product Marketing Manager.  During his tenure in Product Marketing he oversaw the rollout of several noteworthy products including the Memphis BBQ Thickburger, Super Bacon Thickburger and the Fresh Baked Bun program.  John was named Director of Domestic Franchise Development in February of 2014 and is now responsible for the recruitment and domestic growth for the Hardee’s franchise system in the northeast.  He is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia and earned his Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Missouri-St. Louis.