Landon Eckles, CEO of the fast-growing Clean Juice franchise, is in the news after announcing a partnership with philanthropist and former NFL player Tim Tebow in August. But the high-profile deal has also increased scrutiny of the brand, including bringing to light Eckles’ guilty plea in November 2015 to a criminal HIPAA violation.

Executive Chairman Travis Boersma robustly rang the bell on the New York Stock Exchange for Dutch Bros' initial public offering on September 15. At $23 a share, his 41 percent stake was instantly worth $2.6 billion, and four weeks later the price more than tripled to over $70 a share. "It's beyond my wildest dreams,” he told Franchise Times in a wide-ranging interview.

Between acquisitions, the ongoing COVID-19 effects and re-thinking how the growing number of concepts work together, Focus Brands CEO Jim Holthouser has a lot on his mind. His chief goal for the company is transforming a collection of assets into a unified team of regional and super-regional…

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