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Former NFL Player Lincoln Kennedy Ventures Into The Restaurant Industry As An Angry Crab Shack Franchisee

Seizing the moment has taken Lincoln Kennedy from the NFL to the restaurant industry.

Ngozi Nwanji

Dec 11, 2023

How Robert Cummins Became A Multi-Unit IHOP Franchisee And Founder Of The Largest Black-Owned Restaurant Group In New York

New York has always been a central part of Robert Cummins’ life and career. As a music executive in the 1990s and early 2000s, the Brooklyn, NY, native worked alongside New York’s finest such as Jay-Z, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Mary J. Blige, The Notorious B.I.G, and also discovered Foxy Brown. After finding great success in the music business, the former executive vice president of MCA Records went on to pivot into hospitality and business.

Ngozi Nwanji

Aug 25, 2023

Clinton Lewis Went From Getting A Job As A Cook For KFC At Age 16 To Owning 3 Stores

In becoming the owner of three KFC stores, Clinton Lewis achieved a long-held dream.

Samantha Dorisca

Aug 14, 2023

How Music Executive Mel Carter Added Fifth Largest Bojangles Franchisee In History To His Resume

Mel Carter always pondered what it would take to become a franchisee. Now, he no longer has to ponder with 18 Bojangles locations under his belt. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Mel Carter (@melcarter)

Samantha Dorisca

Oct 26, 2022

HBCU Alumna Asia Thomas Becomes The First Black Woman To Own A Subway Franchise In This Georgia City

A Subway in Georgia is now under the ownership of this history-making Black woman! reports that Asia Thomas is now the first Black woman to own a Subway franchise in Duluth, GA. As a single mother of three, she says that this is only the beginning. “I’m definitely going to buy more,” she said. “I would feel like a quitter if I didn’t buy more.”

Shanique Yates

Apr 1, 2022