Amazing… Tacos, Unit-economics & Culture

Fuzzys“What we saw in Fuzzy’s was not just amazing unit economics, but an amazing culture.” – Aziz Hashim, Managing Partner, NRD Capital

This week on Franchise Today co-hosts Stan Friedman and Paul Segreto welcome as their guest Mel Knight, Co-founder & President of Fuzzy’s Taco Shop. Knight discusses how Fuzzy’s, known for a menu of Baja-style tacos with a fast-casual, counter-order service style was founded in 2001, experienced steady growth spurred by a cult-like following, eventually drawing the attention of Atlanta-based NRD Capital who acquired a 70 percent stake in the brand in 2016.

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Amazing… Tacos, Unit-economics & Culture

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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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