“I’m working LESS now with a hundred locations than I did with one… It’s a MYTH that it’s hard to expand.” - Ike Shehadeh
Imagine the following…
> You’ve been kicked out of college
> Your first business goes broke and you become homeless
> While working three jobs to make ends meet, you decide to open a sandwich shop
> On your first day no one comes. You sell zero sandwiches
> It takes you 3 months just to make more than $300 in gross sales per day
What do you do from here?
Well friends, this is the real life beginning of Ike’s Love & Sandwiches, a now iconic sandwich chain with nearly 100 locations throughout the Western US.
I recently sat down with Ike’s founder Ike Shehadeh to learn about how he overcame these challenges early in life to build such a beloved brand and successful business.
And Ike really BRINGS IT 🔥
His story and perspective is so fascinating, I had to break the interview up into two parts.
Here’s Part 1. Get ready to have your frame altered.
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