Franchisee David Lasater Likes Family Fare’s Focus on Being the Best

David Lasater


After working for many years in the convenience store sector, David Lasater invested in a Family Fare franchise in Durham, NC in 2013. He shares with Franchise Business Review why he chose to do so.

Why did you purchase your franchise?
As an experienced convenience store operator, the franchise model seemed to be a good fit and opportunity for me. The leadership at Family Fare is proactive. They are not satisfied with status quo or being anything but the best. Family Fare is always looking for ways to improve the Franchise model and to make my business and me more successful.

What experience did you have prior to becoming a franchisee that you have found particularly helpful?
Due to my 25 years in a retail grocery and convenience store management role and seven years as a sales representative for Millstone Coffee, I was able to hit the ground running when I joined Family Fare.

What things do you like most about your job?
I love the interaction and relationships I have with my customers and employees as well as Family Fare’s management and support staff. As a member of the Franchisee Advisory Board. I also enjoy as providing input from my perspective and that of other franchisees to Family Fare.

What advice do you have for prospective franchise buyers?
Check out the financial arrangement and find one that enables you to do something you love to do. I believe that franchising is your best way to achieve your dreams and goals.

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As the Editorial Director at Franchise Business Review, Emma Pearson reports regularly on today's top franchise opportunities and the latest trends in franchising. She also writes and oversees the publishing of Franchise Business Review's annual Top Franchises, Top Low-Cost Franchises, Top Franchises for Veterans and many other specialized franchise reports. They feature the only lists of top franchises based on feedback from those who know best - the franchisees who own them.

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