Joshua Liggins, CFE: Emerging Talent in the Franchise Industry

Emerging CFE- Joshua Liggins, leading the team at Inspire Brands.
Emerging CFE- Joshua Liggins, leading the team at Inspire Brands.

Joshua Liggins is an emerging Franchise expert in the United States. From being a basketball player and a middle school teacher until 2018, Joshua has been able to secure a place for himself in the franchise realm.

Joshua kickstarted his career in the franchise industry with REGO Restaurant Group. He joined REGO as the Franchise Development Manager in 2018.

REGO Restaurant Group is an emerging restaurant group that has in its portfolio- Lavazza, Mesa Verde, Blue Sky, USA’s favorite Dairy Queen. Headquartered in Denver. REGO Restaurant Group is a Denver-based company focused on the reinvigoration of iconic, beloved quick-service restaurant brands. Founded in 2018, REGO continues to add to the portfolio of restaurants with beloved brands such as Quiznos and Taco Del Mar.

Further, Joshua took over the Franchise Development for Quiznos. Founded in Denver, CO in 1981, Quiznos has a differentiating and unique focus of transcending the ordinary to provide the best-tasting sub. Quiznos helps franchisees build successful businesses with quality products and innovative promotional items so their guests can enjoy bold, great-tasting sandwiches. Quiznos has seen success with the recent launch of their Toasty Points loyalty app and online ordering – providing fans the opportunity to order their favorite toasted sub ahead of time or right to their door!

In 2019, Joshua was appointed as the License Business Development Manager for the Qdoba Restaurant Corporation. In this job profile, Joshua hunted for Qdoba’s nontraditional licensing in universities across North America.

QDOBA Mexican Eats has over 740 restaurants in the U.S. and Canada. Started in 1995, QDOBA has made it to the hearts of Americans and Canadians. The company is headquartered in San Diego, California.

In 2019, Joshua worked with Saladworks, LLC as the Business Development Manager.

Founded in 1986, Saladworks is the nation’s leading fast-casual create-your-own salad destination, with over 160 locations across 25 states and two countries. Part of the WOWorks family of brands, Saladworks encourages guests to be original, giving them the option to choose from salads, warm grain bowls, or wraps, along with an endless array of fresh vegetables, fruits, proteins, and delicious dressings. Ranked #7 on Fast Casual’s Top 100 Movers and Shakers in 2021, Saladworks has been delivering the most original and incredible salad experience to guests for more than 30 years.

Joshua has been with the leading brands in the U.S. In 2020, Joshua Liggins became the Franchising Development Manager for Dunkin’ Brands. With his efforts, he became the Franchising Development Manager for the Parent company of Dunkin’ Brands Inspire Brands.

In the new year of 2023, Joshua Liggins became the Director of Franchising for Inspire Brands.

Inspire Brands is a multi-brand restaurant company whose portfolio includes more than 32,000 Arby’s, Baskin-Robbins, Buffalo Wild Wings, Dunkin’, Jimmy John’s, and SONIC Drive-In restaurants worldwide.

Joshua Liggins is an emerging leader in the franchise world. He is acquiring all that is needed to stand tall with the most focused and top-notch franchise brands in the U.S. and Canada.

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