About Us

Franchise Foundry is a full-service franchise sales & brand development company focused on helping to best position brands within franchising and helping candidates find the opportunities that best meet their personal and business objectives.

Our team has extensive experience in providing guidance, exploring possibilities and presenting options for the following:

  • Investment groups looking for the latest trends in multi-unit restaurant or retail / service business opportunities
  • Experienced multi-unit operators interested in expanding their business and / or franchise portfolios
  • Independent restaurant operators and business owners exploring franchising as an expansion strategy
  • Entrepreneurs seeking opportunities to acquire a franchise brand or multi-unit franchisee group
  • Individuals and families interested in achieving their wishes, hopes and dreams via business ownership

For the individuals and families expressing interest in franchise ownership as an effective vehicle toward achieving their goals and objectives, our process includes:

  • Discussing goals and objectives for business ownership
  • Understanding desire or need for return on investment
  • Determining investment capabilities
  • Providing industry and investment options for review
  • Assisting in completion of due diligence
  • Introducing decision makers to franchisor(s) of choice
  • Making introductions to funding partners to explore options
  • Helping to identify the choice(s) that best aligns with goals and objectives
  • Ensuring the right decision based upon goals and objectives of all stakeholders

Our team has many years of success in franchising (both as franchisee and franchisor), business coaching & consulting and brand growth & development.  We understand that a key element to franchise success is matching the right brands with the right people. We believe doing so forms the foundation for a long-term interdependent relationship based upon truth, trust & transparency built upon open two-way communications. Ultimately, resulting in mutual success.

About Our President & CEO

Paul Segreto is the President & CEO of Franchise Foundry.  In addition, he is the Founder and Visionary Entrepreneur of Acceler8Success Group, which includes Franchise Foundry as well as Acceler8Success Brokerage & Advisory, Empire Business Brokers & Advisory of Texas, Acceler8Success Entrepreneur & Leadership Coaching, Acceler8Success International Consulting and Great Dining Experiences Coaching, Consulting & Advocacy.

Paul has a wide range of franchising experience as a Certified Franchise Executive (CFE) and Certified Franchise Broker (CFB) and has experienced widespread success in franchising as a multi-unit franchisee, area developer, senior level corporate executive, consultant, coach, and advocate.  Paul brings his unique perspective, entrepreneurial spirit and extensive industry experience to all of his roles within the franchise community.  Whether it is to assist a portfolio brand with growth, or help candidates find the right franchised business, Paul is dedicated to franchise success at all levels.

Recognized in 2019 as a Top Small Business Influencer by Fit Small Business, Paul was previously honored in 2018 as a Top 100 Global Franchise Influencer by SEO Samba and in both 2014 & 2015 as a Top 100 Champion Small Business Influencer by Small Business Trends and Small Biz Technology.  Actively involved through the early years of the digital movement, Paul has founded and hosted a number of franchise and small business podcasts including the increasingly popular Franchise Today podcast launched in 2009. Known for a story-telling style, Paul continues to receive high praise as a guest speaker and presenter for interactive webinars, strategy & business development meetings, workshops and conference panels.


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