Several fine dining operators and chefs have taken their talents to the fast casual arena. For David Blackburn, a former Italian fine dining restaurant owner, the switch to becoming a fast casual franchisee just made sense. A McAlister’s Deli franchisee since October 2011, Blackburn owns 23 locations throughout Tennessee, Mississippi, and Missouri.
“I was drawn to franchising because it can offer more security with proven concepts and cash flows, in addition to a support system. In a weak economy, this is even more appealing,” said Blackburn to Entrepreneur. Read More