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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 is that there’s usually not a lot of support and infrastructure from the Corporate team.

At Rush Bowls, you get the best of both worlds.

We know that support is crucial in helping you to hit it big. We’re backed by the power of the Lund Brown group, one of the nation’s largest franchisees of Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s, and other concepts including Pizza Hut, Dunkin Donuts and Taco Bell, giving you direct access to an experienced team of franchise professionals. Not only do you get to work with an incredible executive team, you also get a full extensive staff of 40 employees to assist you in operations, marketing, payroll, HR, IT and leasing.

EXECUTIVE 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.

SUPPORT SYSTEM

TRAINING

You’ll train in Boulder, Colorado for up to one week, and we’ll send a team to your location before grand opening for up to week. We’ll cover everything to get your location up and running as quickly and smoothly as possible.

ONGOING SUPPORT

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

MARKETING

Our marketing department will help you develop a local marketing plan based on a market assessment. You’ll work together on a grand opening plan with assistance on direct mail, print, signage and digital media.

REGULAR MEETINGS

We host regular meetings to review marketing initiatives and best practices, and discuss updates on product development, seasonal menus and process improvements.

FIELD SUPPORT

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

OPERATIONS

We’ll host ongoing company-wide meetings to review initiatives related to the marketing fund, brand developments and product development.

“Holy wow so freakin’ good!!! I inhaled entire bowl in less than five minutes. It was undoubtedly, the best Acai bowl I have ever enjoyed.”
– JULIE D. ST. LOUIS, MO

“My friend and I came here at 9am on a Saturday morning before hiking at the flat irons. I highly recommend the berry graham bowl. It is so delicious and tasty!!! A perfect refreshing breakfast! I wish I could eat one everyday. Please open a location in Houston, TX I will be your best customer and am interested in investing in a franchise!”
– RACHEL D. HOUSTON, TX

“Like a smoothie, but also like granola and yogurt a Rush Bowl is the perfect combination of blended fruit, granola and honey. It is a delicious treat that I get absurd cravings for at random times. My favorite is the lemon squeeze bowl.”
– JERRET B. BOULDER, CO

MILLENNIALS ARE OUR MARKET

SOCIAL MEDIA

We utilize major outlets of social media to make sure your market is aware of Rush Bowls openings and other important happenings.

LOCAL SEARCH

On top of social media, we also utilize foot traffic and other traditional marketing techniques to cover tangible bases.

LOCAL MARKETING

You’ll have access to cutting edge delivery solutions and applications from Day One.

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