NOW OPEN: Acceler8Success Cafe

Known as FranchisEssentials since 2009, we’ve re-branded this site to be relevant beyond franchising. Although franchising is still an integral part of this site and our core business, we’ve expanded our efforts to encompass small business, restaurants and the exciting world of entrepreneurship. Across the top of our site you’ll be able to access information that will provide you a glimpse into our evolving world, now under the Acceler8Success Group umbrella.

As for Acceler8Success Café, it is our digital resource that includes newsletters, online meetings, podcasts, webinars, social networking and other virtual activities & events. All shared content is relevant to entrepreneurship, small business, restaurants and of course, franchising.

Future plans for Acceler8Success Cafe include meeting at local restaurants and coffee shops to offer no-cost opportunities for local business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs to get together in a relaxed setting to discuss ways to accelerate business and personal success.

Please take a moment to join Acceler8Success Cafe Facebook Group and also please follow hashtags #Acceler8Success #Acceler8SuccessCafe across social media. In addition, we have launched our new Acceler8Success website and have recently updated the Franchise Foundry website.

Thank you!

Paul Segreto, Founder, Acceler8Success

Build Upon Change for Short and Long-term Success

Change is the New Normal. How are you currently handling it? How will you handle it moving forward? In the past, leaders predicted threats and planned responses with a risk-management strategy. Today, however, the nature of risk itself is different… It’s right upon us! 

The changes you’re implementing today to survive will continue to be necessary through recovery. Most likely, they will be key to your future success as customers and clients will become accustomed to the changes and look for them to continue even if it means the changes are to run alongside standard operations. For example, think about current focus on take-out & delivery in the restaurant industry. Customers will expect this to continue long after standard operations resume. Actually, it will help businesses to recover faster provided processes are perfected and improvements are made along the way, as opposed to current efforts being considered a temporary solution for the times. 

Despite being in survival mode, business must be thinking about the next steps, the next phase to recovery lest they fall short and lose the war despite winning battles along the way. In a world of constant change, non-adaptive behavior is a killer problem. 

30-year Pizza Brand, Pepperoni’s Now Franchising

After many years of building a successful brand, Pepperoni’s Founder & serial restaurateur, Ray Salti developed a more efficient scaled down business model that addressed many of the issues facing restaurant operators today – high real estate costs, escalating labor costs, diminishing workforce pool, quality control and increased demand for take-out & delivery.

Proving the new model for over five years with increasing revenue and profitability, Ray decided to launch the new Pepperoni’s into franchising in mid-2019. To ensure success as a franchise system, significant financial resources were committed to technology integration, modern unit layout & design, operations support & training and a call center.

In addition, a modern corporate office is currently under construction for the growing Pepperoni’s team, test kitchen, training facilities and commissary. Combined with delivery of exceptional New York style pizza, positively memorable customer experiences and excellent unit-economics, Pepperoni’s is well-positioned for franchise success.

Single and Multi-unit Franchise opportunities are available along with Area Development opportunities such as those that recently resulted in two five-unit development agreements in Greater Houston Area. Short-term growth plans include all major and secondary markets throughout Texas followed by expansion across Southeast U.S.

Interested in owning a Pepperoni’s? Learn how by inquiring at

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