We just got a new review in today from one of my old bosses. Russ Umphenour who started out as an Arby’s manager and went on to own over 770 Arbys. Simultaneously he also owned Lee’s Famous Chicken and Mrs. Winners Chicken. After selling his company RTM Restaurant Group he went on to be Chief Executive Officer of Focus Brands the parent company that owns, Moe’s Southwest Grill, Schlotzky’s , Anntie Ann’s, Cinnabon, Carvel Ice Cream and McCallister’s. Russ has been the owner of approximately 1000 locations and managed as CEO the operation and franchise organization of over 4500 locations. Russ has over 40 years of Restaurant ownership experience as well as being on many boards. I worked for Russ in 1982/83 when he only had about 12 stores. Russ has been kind enough to review my book and here is what he says about it!
Last night, I sat down and read your book “Check Your Drawers” all the way through. You did a wonderful job of combining your learning’s from several different jobs and leaders and compiling them into something that is actionable. Anyone can pick up the book and turn to any page and put it to work that same day.