Matt asked me the other day if I wanted to go hear the CEO of Great Harvest Franchising (and our friend!), Mike Ferretti, speak at UVA. I said “Of course!”
We biked to Mike’s hotel and walked over to campus together. The class was part of a masters program in Commerce, and the topic of the day was franchising. We met with the professor and I soon learned Matt and I would be chipping in too!
As it turns out, we, along with Mike, led the discussion on all things franchisee and franchisor for two back-to-back courses! It was one of those “I had no idea I would be doing the talking but thank goodness it went really well” times : ) The students asked some great questions, and I think we did a great job sharing our experience to bakery ownership and what it’s like to be a franchisee. It was so strange being on the leadership side of a classroom, but I really enjoyed it!
Based on my original plan, I figured I’d be home by lunchtime. But it turns out the second class went until 1:45! That ended up being totally fine — thank goodness for hearty pumpkin cottage cheese oats! Matt and I considered a romantic business lunch, but both wanted to get back going on our days so after saying goodbye to Mr. Franchisor, we biked back home and I made the first food I could think of to get in my belly!
8 minute cooking No Bull burger on a Dakota bun (talking about bread for 2 hours had me craving the seedy goodness!!)
Plus a salad made of the last of our greens, carrots, celery, fallen seeds and leftover sweet potatoes.
Quick lunch, hunger satisfied