An excerpt from the June 6, 2014, post on Yahoo! Small Business:

Ed Manns began his career in the restaurant industry at age 16, working at Sonny’s Barbecue during the day and Burger King at night. At Burger King, he met Woody Fox, a Burger King franchisee and his future business partner. In 1997, the pair bought their first Golden Corral buffet restaurant. Today, Manns owns 16 restaurants, with plans to open up No. 17.

Franchise Players: The Life of a Franchisee Is No CakewalkEd Manns