We use many resources to ensure consistent, top quality products and services to our clients.  Listed below are a few of the talented individuals and firms I have grown to respect.


Frank Steed
President and CEO
The Steed Consultancy
3514 Francisco Bay Drive
Kerens, Texas 75144
(903) 396-7176

The Steed Consultancy was established to help chain operators in a wide variety of industries to develop franchising programs.  Their clients have included Ruby’s Diner, Palm Beach Tan, Whiskey Creek Steakhouses, Sbarro’s, Champ’s, BD’s Mongolian Grill, Peter Piper Pizza, McAlister’s Deli, Uno’s Chicago Grill, and TGI Fridays among others.

Prior to forming The Steed Consultancy, Frank amassed 35 years of experience in the restaurant and franchise industries.   He has held executive, leadership positions at several large firms with his last corporate position as President & CEO of Tony Roma’s.



Mullin House
Attorneys and Counselors
Cheryl Mullin, Attorney
2425 N. Central Expressway, Suite 200
Richardson, Texas  75080
(972) 852-1703

Mullin House is a full service law firm, dedicated to serving the needs of their commercial and entrepreneurial clients.  Their collective business and marketing backgrounds provide their clients with a thorough understanding of how business works.

Practice area includes:  Advertising, Commercial Litigation, Copyright, Corporate, Employee, Estate Planning, Franchise and Trademark.



Thomas A. Colaw & Associates, LLC
Real Estate/Demographics/Encroachment Consultant
16008 Red Cedar Trail
Dallas, TX
(972) 934-1556

At my previous corporate position with a very large franchisor, we used Thomas’ services several times.  We believed his Encroachment Study Research provided accurate, meaningful data, which guided us in making good development decisions.  He has eighteen years of performing Impact Studies for major restaurant chains and other clients.



Gary Youngberg,  MAS
P.O. Box 22723
Chattanooga, TN  37422
Office 423-877-0022 Fax: 423-874-2775

Promoplans Will Help You Build Your Brand!  Gary’s company can help you promote your brand with your logo printed on all sorts of different promotional products and apparel.  Get your name out there economically and make your impressions count.



Robin Richardson Design
Robin Richardson – Graphic Designer
29 Cattail Cove
Maumelle, Arkansas 72113
(501) 920-8640

Robin’s specialty is making you look good in print.  Her philosophy is that everything with your company’s name or logo on it, even internal publications such as forms and manuals, says something about your business.  She’ll take your rough drafts, proofread them, and use her layout and design skills to effectively communicate your message and give your materials a professional appearance.

Robin has a BA in advertising from Southern Methodist University, a Digital Design Diploma from the Art Institute, and over ten years of graphic design experience, much of it in the restaurant industry.  She has designed ads, point of purchase materials, gift cards, brochures, fliers, direct mail postcards, comment cards, newsletters, letterhead, business cards, menu inserts, forms (including spreadsheets in MS Excel), and more.  She’ll even proofread your materials.  Once your training or operations department put their Manuals together for your franchisees, Robin can make them look great.



Gary L. Schneider
Franchise Executive
813 Canongate Drive
Flower Mound, TX  75022
(h) 972-355-5445
(cell)  972-310-0210

Gary is an experience franchise business executive with nearly 40 years of franchise and company operation experience.  Gary’s deep personal knowledge about success in the restaurant business comes from having performed just about every job. His unique leadership legacy with Metromedia Steakhouses Company, L.P. can be described as “from the dishwasher to the President”.  Gary is a great resource for executive level training and coaching.



Steven C. Welsh
Marketing Executive
9301 Ann’s Way
Plano, TX 75025
(h) 972-731-0555
(cell) 214-912-4801

Steve has spent over 20 years developing and executing marketing plans for a franchise organization.  He is a resource that can help you develop marketing plans to attain your sales goals.  Steve’s experience includes branding, media, research, product development, neighborhood marketing and execution.




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