NFL Nice Drew Brees to Headline on the 2023 IFA Conference

The Star Quarterback is a Multi-Unit, Multi-Model Franchisee

Drew Brees, a star NFL quarterback for twenty years and now a multi-unit, multi-brand franchisee, will take part in an informational session in the course of the Worldwide Franchise Affiliation Annual Conference. The occasion shall be held Feb. 26-March 1 in Las Vegas. Also known as the Superbowl of Franchising, the IFA Annual Convention is the biggest and most acclaimed of all franchise conferences and occasions.

Brees owns all kinds of franchises, together with Everbowl, a healthy-foods-focused restaurant;  Jimmy John’s sandwich restaurant; Smalls Sliders, a made-to-order sandwich-and-sides restaurant; Stretch Zone, which helps purchasers preserve vary of movement and purposeful health; and Stroll-Ons Sports activities Bistreaux, a Cajun restaurant. The retired athlete additionally serves as a model ambassador for Stretch Zone and is a companion in Franworth, a franchise-focused progress fairness agency. 

What Brees Will Deliver to IFA Conference

The IFA has excessive expectations for Brees’ participation within the moderated Q&A. “Together with his lifetime of perspective within the high-pressure world {of professional} sports activities, he’ll invigorate the franchising group, encouraging us to go away all the pieces on the sector in pursuit of success,” the franchise affiliation stated in saying the star athlete’s look. 

The IFA additionally famous that Brees is thought for uplifting others with quotes akin to: “A streak begins with one run, one recreation. Each season is filled with defining moments. You by no means know when these defining moments will occur. So why not as we speak?” He has many such quotes in his e-book, Coming Again Stronger: Unleashing the Hidden Energy of Adversity, together with: “Once you get up, take into consideration profitable the day. Don’t fear a few week or a month from now – simply take into consideration sooner or later at a time,” recommendation that he now applies to enterprise. 

Athletes Usually Spend money on Franchises

Brees is way from alone as knowledgeable athlete who invests in franchises. Another large names to have finished so are famed star NFL quarterback Peyton Manning, skilled golfer Phil Mickelson and Nationwide Basketball Affiliation star Shaquille O’Neal. 

Like Brees, O’Neal is a multi-unit and multi-brand franchise proprietor. He made a giant splash when he spoke finally yr’s IFA conference in San Diego. O’Neal has owned 150-plus 5 Guys quick-service burger eating places, a number of 24-Hour Health areas, 17 Auntie Anne’s, a Krispy Kreme franchise… and extra. He based the Huge Rooster restaurant franchise in 2018 and is its largest shareholder.

On the 2022 IFA conference, O’Neal pronounced the franchise enterprise mannequin to be a components for enterprise success. “As a easy mannequin, if it really works and also you comply with the foundations, they may proceed to work.”  

Concerning the IFA Conference

The IFA, with headquarters in Washington, D.C., is the biggest membership group for franchisors, franchisees and franchise suppliers. It really works to advocate and educate on behalf of the franchise business and often hosts occasions akin to conferences with Capitol Hill lawmakers and its annual conference. 

Just about each business is represented on the conference, permitting attendees to community with franchisors, franchisees, suppliers/distributors and extra. Click on right here to register and be taught extra in regards to the IFA’s upcoming annual conference

Prime photograph: The Brees Dream Foundation