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American Dream Lives On with Katy Which Wich Franchisee Julio Chavez

Being part of the Which Wich family as a franchisee means finding incredible opportunities to grow your business with corporate support. We are proud of all the success stories that have come from our game-changing sandwich franchise model. Today, we are focusing on one that is particularly noteworthy because it embodies the American Dream.

Julio Chavez first entered America as an undocumented immigrant when he was only two-years old. To try to support his family and himself, he dropped out of high school when he was 17. Soon, he found a job as a cashier at a local Which Wich sandwich shop. Little did he know, the experience would change his life for the better and forever.

After thriving at the Which Wich location as a star employee, he eventually took the role as general manager. A few short years later, he was a district manager. But still, he wanted to do more and have more control of his American Dream. When a Which Wich franchise went up for sale in Humble, Texas, a little north of Houston, he jumped at the chance.

Our Discovery Day program showed him what it would be like to be a franchisee with our company. It also positively identified him as a promising candidate for franchise ownership. With so much potential ahead of him, Chavez bought the store with the help of his father’s lifesavings. He was only 23 at the time.

Despite his youth and freshness to the franchising world, he revived a poorly performing location in no time. He had a knack for franchise ownership, it was clear. Today, when he is only 30, this DACA recipient – or Dreamer – is happily married to a U.S. citizen, owns multiple Which Wich locations, and has big plans to own 20 or so throughout the greater Houston metropolitan area. From our seats here at the Which Wich franchising headquarters, we see no reason why that won’t happen.

Congratulations, Julio, and thank you for being an incredible, inspiring member of the Which Wich family!

Do you want to learn more about becoming part of Which Wich with a franchise location of your own? Ready to pursue your American Dream with great franchise opportunities? Review our steps to ownership, see local market availability, and get started!

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