Recap for the First Lunch & Learn of 2019

We had a great time at this quarter’s Philadelphia Franchise Association’s (PFA) Lunch & Learn Event!

The event was held Wednesday, March 20, 2019, at Maggiano’s Little Italy, located at 205 Mall Blvd, King of Prussia, PA 19406It was held from 11:30 am – 2:30 pm.

About PFA’s Quarterly Lunch & Learns

The Philadelphia Franchise Association’s Lunch & Learns are quarterly events that provide knowledge, insight, and networking opportunities for franchisees, franchisors, and suppliers in the Philadelphia region. It’s also great for those who aren’t yet involved with the franchise industry, but are interested in exploring their options.

At every luncheon, a panel of franchise experts leads a Q&A discussion about franchising. Those in attendance participate over lunch, and a networking session follows.

This Quarter’s Topic: Why Culture Matters

This quarter, our panel of experts discussed the importance of corporate culture in franchising.

Every strong business has a strong company culture at its foundation. Within a franchise system, each franchisee must independently maintain company culture, in harmony with that of the system as a whole. Get to know our presenters below:

Rocco Fiorentino, CFE

  • Sr. Partner, Primo Hoagies
  • Former CEO Benetrends
  • Former Krispy Kreme Area Developer

Stacey Kimmins, CFE

  • Owner and President, FUN BUS
  • Certified Franchise Executive

Raj Bhatt, CFE

  • Co-Founder, WOOPS!
  • Multi-Brand Franchisee of Lightbridge Academy and More

Check Out This Video Footage of the March Lunch & Learn

In case you weren’t able to attend this quarter’s event, or if you’d like to refresh your memory, check out this video of our conversation!