James Franks: C-Level Franchise Executive in Franchise Industry

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To begin with, it would be right to say that James Franks is a veteran in the franchise industry. With about three decades of being active in the franchise industry, James Franks today serves as the Vice Presdient of Franchise Recruiting for Unleashed Brands. His undeniably prolific experience with various franchise development institutions. 

Mr. Franks has spent sixteen precious years with The Dwyer Group and reached the Franchising Director position. Following he has served as the Director of Franchising for Opal Concepts dating back to 1998. Here he spent about five years of his tenure. 

Thereafter, Mr. Franks joined as the Director of Franchising for the popular Baskin Robbins, headquartered in Canton, Massachusetts. Baskin Robbins is a multichain ice cream and cake specialty shop under the portfolio of Inspire Brands. It is known to be the world’s largest ice cream specialty store chain and is spread across the globe. In recent times, the company has won over its customers with specialty cakes and not just ice cream. 

Mr. Franks joined the national brand Dunkin Brands. Inspire Brands added Dunkin Brands to its portfolio in 2010.

Mr.Franks was also related to the Red Mango Franchising company as the Vice President of Franchising for a tenure of two years and six months. Based out of Dallas, Red Mango franchising company is a part of BRIX Holdings. BRIX creates growth and improvement in restaurant franchises across the globe. Besides being a part of a global franchise holding, Red Mango is known chiefly for its all-natural frozen yogurt. Its reign is strong across the U.S., Mexico, El Salvador, and Uruguay. Known to the customers as Red mango Yogurt Cafe & Juice Bars, the company has slowly permeated into fresh juices, sandwiches, and salads under 500 calories. 

Post his association with the Red Mango, Mr. Franks became the Vice Presdient of Franchising for 1800flowers.com. The company’s e-commerce business platform features a wide range of family brands such as 1-800-Flowers.com®, 1-800-Baskets.com®, Cheryl’s Cookies®, Harry & David®, PersonalizationMall.com®, Shari’s Berries®, FruitBouquets.com®, Moose Munch®, The Popcorn Factory®, Wolferman’s Bakery®, Vital Choice®, Stock Yards® and Simply Chocolate®, and Bloom Net®. Looking at the group of brands the company features it wouldn’t be wrong to say, they are thriving and multi-channeled. The company believes in empowering its customers to express, connect and celebrate their special moments. 

Preceding his association with the Unleashed brands, James Franks has given his three years to Urban Air Adventure Parks as the Vice President of Franchise Recruiting. Based out of Bedford, Texas, Urban Air is an eminent winner in the indoor theme park segment. The organization has over 200 locations open or under development, across the country. 

Currently, Mr.Franks is the Vice President of Franchise Recruitment with Unleashed Brands. Unleashed Brands is a franchise growth accelerator supporting growth-oriented brands geared at furthering child and adolescent development in three core areas – Learning (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics), Playing (Celebrating, Escaping, and Connecting), and Growing (Music & Arts, Martial Arts, Swimming, Sports). The organization is set in Bedford, texas.

Furthermore, with his unmatched experience, he founded The Franks Group in 2015. Mr.Franks gained experience in the franchising industry. At The Franks Group, he consults brands for franchise growth planning and other franchising systems.

Nearly three decades in the franchise industry, experience with national brands and organizations, and numerous accolades have made James Franks, without a doubt, the best C-level Franchise expert in the industry. 

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