John Quattrocchi and Rick Hascall Interview with Entrepreneur about the “Call of Duty” and Workout Anytime Franchising

Posted on October 25, 2015

In an article in the November issue of Entrepreneur (Circulation: 666,987 – Unique Visitors per Month: 15,530,443) titled “Call Of Duty” about the impact that military veterans are having on growing franchise brands. The article was written by Entrepreneur Reporter Jason Daley based on an interview with WORKOUT ANYTIME Co-Founder and President John Quattrocchi and WORKOUT ANYTIME Veteran and Franchisee Rick Hascall.

Those who serve have proven to make great franchise owners which is why brands in the franchise industry are more and more looking at attracting qualified veterans who can come in and follow a blueprint and get great results out of those they manage. For example, VetFran was created in 1991 to help veterans make the transition from military life to business ownership. In 2011 they launched Hiring Our Heroes with the aim of bringing 80,000 veterans into the franchise industry – and as of 2014, they had surpassed 200,000 including more than 5,500 franchisees. In the November issue of Entrepreneur, reporter Jason Daley took a look at why veterans have been successful and what brands in the franchise industry are doing to attract them. Rapidly expanding fitness brand WORKOUT ANYTIME has found success in finding veteran franchisees to help expand their system. John Quattrocchi is a co-founder and president of the brand and he himself served during Vietnam. He sees it as his duty, and the brand has adopted the position, that they are helping pay back those who served by setting them up for success in business after their stint in the military. “It seems like an awful lot of people are coming home from Iraq and Afghanistan and are looking for work, and we have a great need for people with the tools they’ve learned to help us expand,” Quattrocchi told Entrepreneur. “When I came home in the ‘60s we faced the same thing,” he added, “I was able to get a job in a steel mill after college, but a lot of friends who served in Southeast Asia couldn’t find a job. I certainly have a soft spot for veterans. We should give back to anyone who serves their country.”

 

The entire article can been read at :

http://www.entrepreneur.com/magazine