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Franchise Influencers: Ron Silberstein, Co-Founder and Principle, Bud’s Place

As part of our annual Influencer Issue, 1851 Franchise has enlisted the help of the franchise community to compile a list of the top people making moves in the franchise industry.

By Savannah BilboStaff Writer
Updated 1:13PM 03/31/23

Ron Silberstein

Co-Founder and Principle

Silberstein’s professional experience includes being the managing partner of a high-growth CPA firm that specialized in audits of public companies and franchise companies, and 4-1/2 years as CFO and Chief Administrative Officer of a group of companies with a public parent. The group included a large franchisor, manufacturing companies, wholesale distributors and a dot com–ecommerce company.

Silberstein is a certified franchise executive and a CPA. Experienced and proactive, he is the co-founder and principal of Bud's Place Franchising, LLC—a franchisor of social cannabis consumption lounges that provides high-quality food and beverage, entertainment and accessories in an upscale atmosphere. It is high-quality fun. He has regularly been named one of the top franchise experts to follow on Twitter.

About Bud's Place: The franchise offered is for a “Bud’s Place” social smoking lounge, offering food, beverages, entertainment and relaxation in a casual but upscale atmosphere. Where permitted, the beverages will include liquor and/or beer and wine. A Bud’s Place social smoking lounge operates using the franchisor’s proprietary recipes, formulae, techniques, trade dress, trademarks and logos.

Total Locations: 1

Investment Range: $619,500–$1,172,500

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