There Is No Perfect Recipe For Success

“Although I now use the term ‘founder,’ that word didn’t exist for me nine years ago. At that time, I was known as, The woman stupid enough to open a restaurant that only serves chicken salad.” – Stacy Brown, Founder, Chicken Salad Chick

chicken-salad-chickThis week on Franchise Today co-hosts Stan Friedman and Paul Segreto welcome as their guest, Stacy Brown, Founder of Chicken Salad Chick. Stacy shares her story as a stay-at-home mother raising four children who turned her door-to-door meal delivery service into a multimillion-dollar restaurant concept despite a number of challenges that would have caused many others to give up.

“There is no perfect recipe for success. For me, it’s about good people and making good decisions for the right reasons.”

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About Paul Segreto

Entrepreneur, Franchising & Small Business Professional, Top 100 Global Franchise Influencer by SEO Samba 2018, Top 100 Champion Small Business Influencer Awards 2014 & 2015, Popular Blogger & Podcaster
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