Pillars of Franchising -David Kajganich - Buffalo Wild Wings Franchisee and Eagle Status Performance

David Kajganich, Eagle Status Performance LLC and  the first Buffalo Wild Wings franchisee and partner in 7 locations across Ohio.

Original Franchisee of Buffalo Wild Wings (known then as BW-3), first location opened in July 1992. Opened three locations in the first three years. Current partner of seven locations in Ohio.

It hasn’t always been easy. The first few years we thought we had everything in place to continue to grow and thrive…except…we didn’t. Eventually, everything came crashing down. We were faced with the closing of several of the restaurants, we had no income, were deep in debt, our house was in foreclosure, our teenage kids’ college funds and our retirement funds were liquidated. We were faced with the prospect of having to turn around the only restaurant we had remaining – one that had just lost $250,000 and had debt of over two million dollars! It was two hours away from being padlocked and closed for good. Two hours away from being homeless and wondering how we were going to feed the kids. Talk about devastating. Talk about pressure!

It was during this time that I eventually learned the lessons and techniques that propelled us to success in turning this restaurant around. Because of those lessons, I can help others avoid what we went through. That’s really what it’s all about, because a life is not important, except in the impact it has on others.

Now, I help business owners build high performing management teams that improve both manager and employee performance in areas of increases profitability, reducing employee turnover and improving team performance, relationships, attitudes and morale. Eagle Status Performance focuses on providing the model of human behavior, communication and persuasion skills training, as well as rapid results performance coaching.

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Pillars of Franchising -David Kajganich - Buffalo Wild Wings Franchisee and Eagle Status Performance

Guest appearances by David Kajganich:

​ WNBA Legend Jackie Stiles Powers into Franchising Broadcast Date: January 13th, 2022 Broadcast Time : 5:00p EST / 4:00p ...
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​ Do You Know the Real Pioneer of Modern Retail Franchising? Broadcast Date: January 6th, 2022 Broadcast Time : 5:00p ...
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Birds and Biz with Paul Pickett and Patrick Findaro Due to producer travel issues this episode will be a New ...
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​ The Power of Mentoring in Franchising with Nancy Chorpenning Broadcast Date: December 23 , 2021 Broadcast Time : 5:00p ...
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​ Floating Franchise Fosters Better Health and True REST Float Spa Broadcast Date: December 16th , 2021 Broadcast Time : ...
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​ Pillars of Franchising - December 2, 2021 News from the franchising world Broadcast Date: December 2 , 2021 Broadcast ...
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​ Thanksgiving with Pete First of BrightStar Care Broadcast Date: November 25th , 2021 Broadcast Time : 7:00p EST / ...
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​ America's Largest Roofing Franchise - Honestly Broadcast Date: November 18th , 2021 Broadcast Time : 5:00p EST / 4:00p ...
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The Pillars of Franchising Live in Chicago! Broadcast Date: November 11th , 2021 Broadcast Time : 5:00p EST / 4:00p ...
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Battling Fear of Failure to Find Franchising Success Broadcast Date: November 4th , 2021 Broadcast Time : 5:00p EST / ...
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