Former franchisors offering advice on the franchise industry to independent restaurateurs with a guaranteed return on investment


NEW YORK, March 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Franchise Growth Solutions, LLC announced today that it has extended its restaurant consulting services to a new division of the company. Gary Occhiogrossofounder and managing partner of Franchise Growth Solutions has partnered with a restaurant operations expert Fred J. Kirvan.

Build quantifiable systems
The two have worked together over the past 20 years on other regional and national brands. Some of the most notable concepts; Desert Moon Fresh Mexican Grille, Magic Cup Cafe, Rooster and Rice, Harlem Shake, Oath Pizza, by Arthur Treacher Fish & Chips, Pudgie’s Famous Chicken, Wall Street Deli and Ritter’s Frozen Custard.

Occhiogrosso saw the need to add this division due to the many emerging startup and franchise brands it is working to grow as national brands. He stated, “Too often when I sat down with restaurant owners and learned about their operating practices, we are very, shall we say, entrepreneurial. That’s not enough when you’re looking to scale a brand as a chain. Systems, the documentation, key performance indicators and overall financial accountability must become the priority.”

Less mystery, more profit
This new division offers methods that have proven successful in franchising companies, the service offers restaurateurs the opportunity to learn how to control and reduce their costs of goods, labor and other expenses” average P&L” which often drains the restaurant owner of profit.

Ma Lynn Nguyenco-founder of Magic Cup Café, a three-unit Bubble Tea franchise, said, “We started working with Franchise Growth Solutions about a year ago. They helped us get the Magic Cup brand franchise ready. Fred and Gary have worked with the team and I to develop systems that have increased my profits by almost 10%.These methods not only give us more money for the bottom line, but will increase the profitability of our franchisees.”

Mr. Kirvan said, “We are focused on helping restaurant owners struggling with profitability by sharing best practices from franchisors. These methods serve to systematize as well as optimize their restaurant operations and profitability.”

The company offers a return on investment guarantee to underline how confident it is in helping restaurateurs find profit opportunities.

Fred Kirvan started in the franchise business in 1991. Working with the founder of Desert Moon Fresh Mexican Grille. In 2008, he became President of Desert Moon, remaining in that role until 2013. Mr. Kirvan was recruited as Chief Operating Officer for TRUFOODS, LLC. A multi-brand franchisor. Additionally, he served as Vice President of Operations for Energy Kitchen, a New York-based fast food chain that pioneered the “healthy alternative” space.

Gary Occhiogrosso is the founder of Franchise Growth Solutions, a cooperative franchise development and sales company. Their “Coach, Mentor & Grow” program aims to assist franchisors with franchise development, strategic planning, advertising, selling franchises and guiding franchisors in raising growth capital.

Gary began his franchising career as a Dunkin Donuts franchisee before launching the Ranch *1 franchise program. He is the former President of TRUFOODS, LLC, a multi-brand franchisor and former COO of Desert Moon Fresh Mexican Grille.

Gary was selected as “Top 25 Fast Casual Restaurant Executive in the United Statesby Fast Casual Magazine as well as 100 Top Franchise Influencers.

Additionally, Gary is an Adjunct Associate Professor at New York University on the theme of Restaurant Concept. He has published numerous articles on the topics of franchising, entrepreneurship, sales and marketing.

He was the host of the “Small Business & Franchise Show” and currently the host of the “MasterMind Minutes” podcast. Gary is also the publisher of

For more information please contact Marisa Rae at [email protected].

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SOURCE Franchise Growth Solutions, LLC


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