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The agreement, for development throughout southern Michigan and northern Indiana, including the South Bend area, is with BAB franchisees Jason and Rachel Boussom, who have owned and operated two Big Apple Bagels stores in the Kalamazoo market since 2004.
The development agent’s duties under the agreement will include the recruitment of new franchise owners, assistance to franchisees in site selection and store development, and providing franchise owners with ongoing operational support. As compensation, the development agent will receive a portion of the franchise fees and royalties collected from the stores they establish in their designated territory.
Anthony Cervini, director of development says, “We are very excited to appoint Jason and Rachel as our development agents. They have been excellent franchisees for many years and have established a loyal customer base in the Kalamazoo and Portage markets. They have the business acumen and desire to grow our brand in the market, so they are ideal spokespeople for our franchise. We will continue to look for qualified candidates to act as Development Agents to help stimulate growth in different markets throughout the country.”
According to Jason and Rachel, “We are honored and excited to be entering into this Agreement with a franchise that has been so good to us and for us. It’s been a wonderful and rewarding experience, and now we will be able to help provide the same opportunities for others.”