Jessica Cummis never expected her career path to lead to the opportunity to run her own restaurant. But as soon as she came across the Famous Toastery brand, she knew that she had discovered something special.
After moving from her hometown in New Jersey to Los Angeles, California, Cummis pursued a career in television production. For more than two decades, she worked on major talk shows and newscasts before eventually moving into sports production for networks like FOX Sports. But after climbing the media’s corporate ladder, she realized that she was tired of traveling all the time and feeling burned out. So she started looking for business ownership opportunities that would introduce her to a slower pace of life. And as soon as she discovered Famous Toastery, she knew it was the perfect fit.
“What ultimately made me decide to franchise with Famous Toastery is the enthusiasm that’s evident across the brand’s entire system. It was clear to me from day one that this isn’t an average company—it’s a family. And I’m incredibly excited to be a part of it,” said Cummis. “Between our commitment to serving top quality food that’s prepared in-house daily to our unique approach to providing exceptional customer service, every part of Famous Toastery’s system is designed to create a positive environment for both its guests and franchisees. That’s rare to find in a franchise system, and I want to make the most of it.”
Since its founding in 2005, Famous Toastery has been living out its mission to raise the bar in the increasingly popular better breakfast segment of the restaurant franchising industry. By only using fresh ingredients and committing to an environment in which “every server is your server,” the brand is creating a one of a kind opportunity for aspiring entrepreneurs. And as Famous Toastery continues to break into new markets both in and outside of its base on the East Coast, the brand is positioning itself as the one to beat.
“We’re on pace to triple our presence over the course of the next year thanks to passionate and dedicated franchisees like Jessica. As more people discover our business ownership opportunity, we’re planning to build on our strong momentum and expand our reach in new communities across the country,” said Robert Maynard, Famous Toastery’s founder and CEO. “There isn’t another brand like Famous Toastery out there. In addition to tapping into high demand among consumers, we provide our franchisees with a proven and simple business model that’s easily replicated in any type of neighborhood.”
That scalability behind Famous Toastery’s system is what inspires franchisees like Cummis to grow alongside the brand. Even though she’s still in the process of getting her first restaurant off the ground—with a soft launch tentatively set for the beginning of August—Cummis is already planning to launch a second location down the line. Together with her business partner Karen Newman, she plans to become one of Famous Toastery’s multi-unit franchisees.
“Famous Toastery makes it easy to run a business. With daytime hours that allow us to make it home in time for dinner with the family to a support system that’s there to lend a helping hand whenever you need it, the brand goes above and beyond to set its owners up for success,” Cummis said. “I’m eager to open up my first restaurant so that I can introduce more people to the Famous Toastery brand and start expanding my reach as an entrepreneur.”