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It’s widely known that getting in on the ground-floor of an exciting franchise brings many great benefits; prime real-estate selection, cheaper costs on almost everything, direct access to the Founders and early decision making influence. The list goes on. The typical downside of joining a young franchise – there is usually not a whole lot of support and infrastructure from the Corporate side.

At Rush Bowls, however, our franchise owners get the best of both worlds. We know that support is crucial in helping franchise owners to hit it big. So they’ve invested in a deep support team, right out of the gates. From operations, marketing, product testing and development, financial coaching to Human Resources, we’ve got you covered from day one!

MEET THE TEAM

Mark Kranjcec
Chief Marketing Officer

Mark Kranjcec brings 15 years of marketing expertise to his role at Rush Bowls Franchising. Over that time, he has consulted and guided thousands of businesses ranging from local sole proprietors to international companies in both traditional and digital marketing.
As Director of Digital Solutions for 17 MediaNews Group properties, he led sales teams and thrived at creating marketing and advertising programs that delivered results for local entrepreneurs. During his tenure at the digital agency Fruition, he consulted and led initiatives for international clients such as Creative Learning Corporation (corporate and franchise divisions), Kia, CKE and Coats & Clark amongst others.
Mark’s approach to marketing can be summarized this way: “You never accomplish anything meaningful by trying to convince consumers that your product is the best out there. Instead, you look for ways to connect with people and groups who share similar values to yours and initiate an ongoing conversation. Marketing must communicate both ways for you to grow.”

Mark KranjcecChief Marketing Officer

Mark Kranjcec brings 15 years of marketing expertise to his role at Rush Bowls Franchising. Over that time, he has consulted and guided thousands of businesses ranging from local sole proprietors to international companies in both traditional and digital marketing.
As Director of Digital Solutions for 17 MediaNews Group properties, he led sales teams and thrived at creating marketing and advertising programs that delivered results for local entrepreneurs. During his tenure at the digital agency Fruition, he consulted and led initiatives for international clients such as Creative Learning Corporation (corporate and franchise divisions), Kia, CKE and Coats & Clark amongst others.
Mark’s approach to marketing can be summarized this way: “You never accomplish anything meaningful by trying to convince consumers that your product is the best out there. Instead, you look for ways to connect with people and groups who share similar values to yours and initiate an ongoing conversation. Marketing must communicate both ways for you to grow.”

Whitney Rajotte
Director of Development

Whitney Rajotte is the current Director of Development for Rush Bowls. She brings 10 years of various restaurant experience and 3 years of working directly with Buddy Brown’s franchise operations. During her restaurant years, she helped open 4 restaurants and was involved in hiring, training, menu development, and bar design.

Since moving to Boulder, Whitney has worked closely with Buddy and his franchise support staff. Her tasks have been numerous and she has greatly expanded her knowledge of the functions of operating a large scale franchise. Whitney is very much looking forward to this opportunity with Rush Bowls to promote excellent customer service with a brand based on healthy living and eating.

Whitney RajotteDirector of Development

Whitney Rajotte is the current Director of Development for Rush Bowls. She brings 10 years of various restaurant experience and 3 years of working directly with Buddy Brown’s franchise operations. During her restaurant years, she helped open 4 restaurants and was involved in hiring, training, menu development, and bar design.

Since moving to Boulder, Whitney has worked closely with Buddy and his franchise support staff. Her tasks have been numerous and she has greatly expanded her knowledge of the functions of operating a large scale franchise. Whitney is very much looking forward to this opportunity with Rush Bowls to promote excellent customer service with a brand based on healthy living and eating.

Buddy Brown
Founder - Partner

Dewey R. “Buddy” Brown has been involved in restaurant operations for over 30 years. He currently owns and operates nearly 300 restaurants, including Hardee’s, Carl’s Jr.’s, Dunkin Donuts, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut Express. Buddy has been an Operator and Partner in Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s since 1998. Over that time, Buddy has won numerous operational awards, most notably: the Founder’s Trophy for Franchisee of the Year in 2002 and 2008; Sales Building award for the largest sales increase in 2008, 2013, 2014 and 2015; Developer of The Year 2008 and 2015, and was Carl’s Jr. Franchisee of the Year in 2013 and 2015. Buddy’s operational excellence is so highly regarded by CKE, that he has been awarded many corporate stores with the knowledge that he is able to improve operations better than anyone in the industry.

Prior to his franchise experience with Carl’s Jr. and Hardees, Buddy earned an MBA from the University of Missouri, was VP of Operations and Managing Partner for Mélange, Inc. (an acclaimed fine to casual dining restaurant group in Los Angeles), and successfully revived an underperforming restaurant group in Hawaii.

Buddy BrownFounder - Partner

Dewey R. “Buddy” Brown has been involved in restaurant operations for over 30 years. He currently owns and operates nearly 300 restaurants, including Hardee’s, Carl’s Jr.’s, Dunkin Donuts, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut Express. Buddy has been an Operator and Partner in Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s since 1998. Over that time, Buddy has won numerous operational awards, most notably: the Founder’s Trophy for Franchisee of the Year in 2002 and 2008; Sales Building award for the largest sales increase in 2008, 2013, 2014 and 2015; Developer of The Year 2008 and 2015, and was Carl’s Jr. Franchisee of the Year in 2013 and 2015. Buddy’s operational excellence is so highly regarded by CKE, that he has been awarded many corporate stores with the knowledge that he is able to improve operations better than anyone in the industry.

Prior to his franchise experience with Carl’s Jr. and Hardees, Buddy earned an MBA from the University of Missouri, was VP of Operations and Managing Partner for Mélange, Inc. (an acclaimed fine to casual dining restaurant group in Los Angeles), and successfully revived an underperforming restaurant group in Hawaii.

Andrew Pudalov
Founder & CEO

Andrew Pudalov spent fifteen years working his way up through the competitive ranks of New York City’s financial sector. In 2004, he decided to leave his position as Head of a Global Fixed Income Derivative Desk at National Australia Bank and pursue a career path that was aligned with his personal values and ambitions. Andrew launched Rush Bowls in Boulder, CO in 2004 with a vision to create a place where people could eat healthy and truly enjoy the unadulterated and organic elements of the earth.

Andrew PudalovFounder & CEO

Andrew Pudalov spent fifteen years working his way up through the competitive ranks of New York City’s financial sector. In 2004, he decided to leave his position as Head of a Global Fixed Income Derivative Desk at National Australia Bank and pursue a career path that was aligned with his personal values and ambitions. Andrew launched Rush Bowls in Boulder, CO in 2004 with a vision to create a place where people could eat healthy and truly enjoy the unadulterated and organic elements of the earth.

Rush Bowls can utilize space within existing businesses to maximize revenue

ALL BASES ARE COVERED

TRAINING

Franchisee training takes place at Rush Bowls’ Corporate offices and at the franchisee’s location over a 3-week period. This will cover everything from recipes, ordering, ingredients, processes, POS, store layout, manager training, employee training, hiring, marketing best-practices, grand opening assistance and location-specific challenges and opportunities.

ON GOING SUPPORT

Ongoing support will be provided on a continual basis for operations, management, marketing, and more throughout planning, opening and operation. This includes regular meetings and time in the field throughout training and beyond.

ADVERTISING/MARKETING

Every franchisee will have direct contact with Mark Kranjcec, Chief Marketing Officer of Rush Bowls Franchising, who will help develop a location-specific marketing plan based on initial discussions and an assessment of the area/region. This will include a grand opening plan (including designs for collateral materials) and ongoing marketing assistance for direct mail, print, signage and digital media.

ANNUAL MEETINGS

Rush Bowls will be hosting regular meetings (in some cases monthly) to review ongoing marketing initiatives & best-practices, along with updates on upcoming menu items and process improvements.

FIELD SUPPORT

Field training will be provided prior to launch and from time to time as needed post launch.

IN ADDITION

there will be an ongoing company-wide meeting to review of initiatives related to the marketing fund and brand developments.

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