The Power List 2017: Greg Flynn

Posted on: January 30th, 2017 by Ryan McCrady No Comments

Over a 17-year career, Greg Flynn built the nation’s largest franchisee empire: Flynn Restaurant Group LP, a business that spans the country with three different brands — Applebee’s, Panera Bread and Taco Bell.

With so many restaurant chains selling locations, franchisees have become increasingly powerful in the business of selling food to customers. And Flynn is foremost among them.

This year, he was the first franchisee to ever win Nation’s Restaurant News’ prestigious Operator of the Year award.

Read the full article over at Nation’s Restaurant News.

Greg Flynn Wins 2016 Operator of the Year Award

Posted on: October 24th, 2016 by apple-admin No Comments

Flynn is the first franchisee to win the award in its history.

Greg Flynn, who used his real estate investment savvy to build the largest restaurant franchisee in the country over a 17-year career, on Monday was named Nation’s Restaurant News Operator of the Year.

Read the full article in Nation’s Restaurant News.

Listen to the interview with Nation’s Restaurant News on Soundcloud.

Forbes Profiles Greg Flynn, Founder and CEO

Posted on: August 24th, 2016 by apple-admin No Comments

The story of Greg Flynn, Founder and CEO of Flynn Restaurant Group, was featured in Forbes‘ article, “The Super Sizer: How Greg Flynn Became America’s Largest Restaurant Franchisee with $1.9B Revenues.”

“Flynn hasn’t just made money; he’s changed the structure of the franchise industry. While franchisees have traditionally been small, local operators, Flynn created the mold for a new class of giant, well-funded players who are determined to remain private. According to the trade publication Franchise Times, ten U.S. restaurant franchisees topped $500 million in revenue last year. Flynn was the first of this class.”

Read the full article on Forbes.

Greg Flynn 2016 Restaurant Leader of the Year Acceptance Speech

Posted on: May 19th, 2016 by apple-admin No Comments

Watch Greg Flynn, founder, chairman and CEO of Flynn Restaurant Group, accept the award for 2016 Restaurant Leader of the Year.

Greg Flynn Named 2016 Restaurant Leader of the Year

Posted on: April 27th, 2016 by apple-admin No Comments

Greg Flynn, Founder and CEO of Flynn Restaurant Group, was named the 2016 Restaurant Leader of the Year by the editors of Restaurant Business.

This is only the second year the award has been presented. The 2015 recipient was Danny Meyer, CEO of Shake Shack.

The Power List 2015: The Big Time – Greg Flynn

Posted on: February 6th, 2015 by apple-admin No Comments

Read the full article at Nation’s Restaurant News.

Applebee’s raising money for pediatric cancer research

Posted on: July 2nd, 2014 by apple-admin No Comments

Read the full article on My Journal Courier.

Applebee’s Remodel Helps Former Employee with Medical Expenses

Posted on: June 23rd, 2014 by apple-admin No Comments

Read the full article from The Shelbyville News.