Featured Franchisee: Jim Echols, Edible Arrangements

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Since joining the Edible franchise network in 2006, Charlotte, NC-based multi-unit franchisee Jim Echols has proven himself an incredible asset to the Edible network as one of the brand’s consistent top sales leaders. For this 2017 recipient of the IFA’s “Franchisee of the Year Award,” his work ethic is unparalleled, which was made apparent when it took him only six days following a heart attack to return to his stores to keep things running smoothly for the busy Valentine’s Day holiday. His commitment to his customers extends far beyond the four walls of his stores in the form of contributions to the Ronald McDonald house, children’s hospitals, the YMCA, and other local charities, in addition to his role as one of the many Edible franchisees that donated products and proceeds to those affected by Hurricane Florence in 2018. 

“Over the last 14 years, I have spent each and every day involved in all facets of my Edible locations. I work hard to not only ensure my stores succeed, but to also give back to the community which has given me so much over years. While I know my team’s efforts up to this point have made an impact, I am always looking for the next opportunity give back more, sometimes in an even bigger way."

IFA is proud to have members like Jim!


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