5 Franchise Brands to Support in Honor of Black History Month

February 23, 2023

Whether you’ve followed along from the beginning of our Bolt Black History Month series, with our spotlights on top brands in health and wellness, consumer goods and hospitality, or you’re joining us for the first time, we’re glad you’re here.

As a PR, digital marketing and content development agency that partners with some of the best in the franchise industry, we’re taking a look at five entrepreneurial leaders of franchise brands. From a quick service restaurant (QSR) concept to a party bus that takes transportation to a new level, we’re excited to put these five Black-owned businesses on your radar – if they aren’t already.

1. Hammer and Nails Grooming

This grooming experience for men is big, bold and “the first luxury grooming shop for guys.” Hammer and Nails Grooming was founded by screenwriter Michael Elliot in 2013 and grew quickly. Offering more than just simple haircuts and quick pedicures, this relaxed environment offers top-tier grooming and therapeutic services, such as beard grooming, luxury haircut experiences, premium manicures and pedicures, and so much more. Now with locations in markets across the country, from California to Connecticut, and Texas to Florida, this is a one-of-a-kind brand experience you don’t want to miss. The upscale business continues to expand through franchising, so if you’re looking to change the men’s grooming game, this opportunity might be for you.

2. Just Turkey Grill

Founded by brothers Brian and Greg Morton, Just Turkey Grill is a fast-growing all-turkey based BBQ franchise originating on the South side of Chicago. The brothers opened the chain in 2007 with a focus on lean turkey-centric menu items, including their signature world-famous BBQ Turkey Tips along with other favorites, such as the Turkey Leg, a variety of turkey burgers, turkey tacos and so much more. It’s especially ideal for those who don’t consume pork or beef, and is a delicious, healthy alternative for everyone. Not only is Just Turkey Grill delivering on healthy options and decadent taste, but they’re on a mission to provide jobs to support underserved communities. Enjoy a delicious meal in one of their fun locations, order to-go, cater an event or learn more about franchising opportunities here

3. GoGo Party Bus

GoGo Party Bus founder Lenecia (Necee) Cooper is in the driver's seat, propelling her business to success with a fleet of six party buses that are far from your ordinary limo. Launched in 2011, GoGo Party Bus was an instant success. Equipped with full audio and video systems, all of their party buses include two TVs, bar areas, LED lighting, a karaoke machine and more for the ultimate entertainment experience for people of all ages. As the largest party bus company, it launched in Atlanta and has grown into franchises in Orlando, Miami, and soon-to-be more with their enticing low-startup franchise opportunities. Book your GoGo Party Bus or learn more about franchising here.

4. Code Wiz

Code Wiz is a fun way for kids to explore, learn, create and grow. Founded by Ruth Agbaji, Code Wiz fuels the entrepreneurial spirit at a young age and offers coding classes for a variety of age groups to equip kids with the digital skills necessary to succeed in today’s tech savvy world. There are many exciting learning options, such as creating and coding robots, empowering girls through a special Technovation mentorship program, celebrating with tech-powered birthday parties, joining a week-long summer camp to program robots and drones, and so much more. Take your family to a Code Wiz location near you, or inspire the next generation of coding wizards by joining the franchise.

5. Supreme Foods Worldwide

Supreme Foods Worldwide was founded in Atlanta to provide entrepreneurial opportunities in the quick service food (QSR) industry. Founded by Waleed Shamsid-Deen, this franchise corporation has two brands for franchise – Supreme Burger, a gourmet burger QSR and Supreme Fish Delight, a QSR seafood restaurant that was founded in 1980 with nine locations in Atlanta. In addition, Supreme Foods Worldwide offers Supreme Vending for airports, local nonprofits and schools as well as Supreme Seniors, a meal delivery program for Metro Atlanta-based senior citizens. Learn more about franchise opportunities and the amazing work this company is doing through their Supreme Family Foundation.

Whether you’ve always had the entrepreneurial spirit or are just starting to consider franchising opportunities, we hope this list inspires you to charge toward your goals. Either way, now you have a few more places to add to your list of dining and entertainment options!

At Bolt PR, our public relations, digital marketing and content development experts are passionate about partnering with franchises to craft compelling narratives that motivate audiences to visit, shop, dine, play and more. Partner with the agency team that is energized by creative strategy and motivated by results. We can't wait to start something great together!

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