We are pleased to announce that Pretzelmaker has joined the PAFI Team. As a Charter Member Pretzelmaker has agreed to play a role in the support of PAFI’s growth and development. As stated by Christina Chambers, Director of Franchise Development, “Pretzelmaker is proud to be a charter member of the Professional Athlete Franchise Initiative and … Read more

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While many professional athletes find themselves retired at a young age and facing money problems, Tony and Kamilla Jones have leveraged their relationship with the Professional Athlete Franchise Initiative (PAFI) to explore ways to turn their businesses into franchises. Featured in the October 2011 issue of Black Enterprise magazine, Tony and Kamilla Jones tell their … Read more

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Former NFL football star and current ESPN broadcaster Keyshawn Johnson along with current and former NFL Players Reggie Bush, Dennis Northcutt, Anthony Henry, and Terence Newman have opened their sixth Panera Bread location. “My partners and I couldn’t be more enthusiastic about Panera Bread opening its doors to the beautiful Central Coast community of Ventura, … Read more

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We are pleased to announce that Express Oil Change and Service Centers  has joined the PAFI Team. As a Charter Member, Express Oil Change and Service Centers is eager to play a significant role in the pre-launch support and long term development of the PAFI program. Don Larose, SVP of Franchise Development for Express Oil … Read more

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  It’s time for the annual release of the Professional Athlete Franchise Initiative’s official magazine, The Franchise Playbook. The Franchise Playbook is published specifically to the professional athlete community and is distributed to 3000+ current and former athletes each year.  It provides franchise news, events, opportunities and education. We want to make sure your franchise … Read more