With ketchup running through their veins, McDonald’s franchisee owners, Glen Simmons and Ben Holden started as teenagers at separate McDonald’s restaurants. Their paths merged when they both joined the corporate team and, before long, the opportunity to become a franchisee came up and they took it.
That was 14 years ago and, since then, Glen and Ben have grown to own and run 11 restaurants. Guided by Senior Partner in Accounting and Business Advisory, Simon File, they’ve grown a small franchise empire. And now, with the help of Senior Partner in Wealth Management, Jo Potts, they’re learning how to extract the value they’ve built in their business to set themselves up for a life together beyond the famed golden arches.