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The Revival Of Mrs. Winner’s Chicken And Biscuits

Meet The Attorney Planning The Revival Of Mrs. Winner’s Chicken-And-Biscuits Brand Forbes Weekly Insights, Amy Feldman, June 2016   John Buttolph never intended to be chief executive at a Southern chicken-and-biscuits chain. But when Mrs. Winner’s filed bankruptcy in 2010 after a bout of financial troubles, the corporate attorney was owed around $200,000 in legal fees. To […]

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Mrs. Winner’s CEO Featured on Big Pitch Radio

John Buttolph was recently hosted on Big Pitch Radio! Hear from our CEO about the past, present, and future of Mrs. Winner’s Chicken & Biscuits: http://www.bigpitchradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/051115-1.mp3

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4 Tips From the Mrs. Winner’s CEO on Restarting Your Career

This 60-something Quit his Job to Save a Chicken Chain Sarah Whitten, CNBC, April 2016   John Buttolph may have revitalized the Mrs. Winner’s Chicken & Biscuits brand, but he wasn’t always in the restaurant business. The 63-year-old CEO had spent more than 35 years as an attorney before taking the reins of the quick-service chain […]

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Mrs. Winner’s in Modern Restaurant Magazine

Talking With: Mrs. Winner’s Chicken & Biscuits CEO John Buttolph Modern Restaurant Magazine Staff, April 2016   Just a few years ago, John Buttolph was a lawyer in California with no food or restaurant experience. Today, he’s the CEO of Mrs. Winner’s Chicken & Biscuits. In 2010, the southeastern chain known for authentic southern fried chicken, […]

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Mrs. Winner’s Opens East Point Store

MRS. WINNER’S CONTINUES COMEBACK WITH EAST POINT REOPENING What Now Atlanta, April 2016   Good news this morning for Atlantans missing Mrs. Winner’s Chicken & Biscuits. The brand is continuing its comeback by reopening its East Point Location Monday, April 11, Jay Bandy, President of Goliath Consulting Group, told What Now Atlanta Sunday. Read the entire article by clicking […]

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Mrs. Winner’s Georgia Franchisee Featured in Entrepreneur

Owner of This Georgia Fried Chicken Joint Came Out a Winner After Corporate Bankruptcy Erin Schultz, Entrepreneur Magazine, April 2016   While Mrs.Winner’s Chicken and Biscuits — a beloved Southeastern quick-service restaurant brand known for its authentic Southern fried chicken, made-from-scratch biscuits and hot frosted cinnamon swirls — was busy filing bankruptcy and closing 172 company-owned restaurants, one franchisee refused […]

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5 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Franchise

The process of choosing the right franchise can be incredibly difficult. Many different factors can present challenges within decision, including the temptation to look at the ‘trendy, new franchise model’! Fortunately, time and research have proven that there are 5 major indicators of whether or not a brand is right for you. So here are the 5 questions […]

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Mrs. Winner’s New Owner Has Revival Dreams

Mrs. Winner’s New Owner Has Revival Dreams Nicholas Upton, Restaurant Finance, March 2016 The new owner of Mrs. Winner’s Chicken & Biscuits is opening lucky store number 13 this month, the first new store since reigniting the brand. John Buttolph isn’t your typical restaurateur. The attorney got involved in 2009 to help an invested client attempt […]

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Mrs. Winner’s Featured in Atlanta Restaurants

Mrs. Winner’s Chicken & Biscuits returning with Atlanta locations after bouncing back from bankruptcy Yvonne Zusel, Atlanta Restaurants, February 2016 She’s baaaack! Atlanta-based Mrs. Winner’s Chicken & Biscuits — which closed all but 12 of its shops after filing for bankruptcy in 2010 — is hoping to make its way back into the hearts and […]

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Mrs. Winner’s looks to Birmingham

Atlanta-based Fried Chicken Restaurant Looks to Franchise in Birmingham Ryan Phillips, Birmingham Business Journal, February 2016 Mrs. Winner’s Chicken & Biscuits – a popular Atlanta-based quick-service restaurant – this week announced it is looking for franchise partners across the Southeast, including Birmingham. The first phase of the company’s growth will be in the Atlanta market, […]

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Mrs. Winner’s is Back — and Headed to Memphis

After Losing Its Footing, Mrs. Winner’s is Back — and Headed to Memphis Meagan Nichols, Memphis Business Journal, February 2016 After filing for bankruptcy and closing all of its company-owned stores in 2010, one Southern quick-service restaurant is mounting a comeback. Mrs. Winner’s Chicken & Biscuits, founded in 1979, had 184 locations across the Southeast […]

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Mrs. Winner’s Featured in QSR Magazine

Mrs. Winner’s Chicken & Biscuits Signs Two Deals QSR Magazine, February 2016, Industry News Mrs. Winner’s Chicken & Biscuits, the beloved Southeastern quick-service restaurant brand, will soon be serving its legions of loyal guests once again as the company returns to cities and towns across the Southeast. The first wave of growth will be in […]

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Mrs. Winner’s eyes return to Nashville market

Mrs. Winner’s eyes return to Nashville market Nashville Post, February 2016 The parent company of Mrs. Winner’s Chicken & Biscuits is looking to return to the Nashville market, among other cities and towns located across the Southeast. According to a release, the quick-service restaurant brand — which has a Music City background and suffered major […]

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Mrs. Winner’s Chicken & Biscuits Plans Strong Resurgence

Mrs. Winner’s Chicken & Biscuits Plans Strong Resurgence across Southeastern Markets Business Wire, February 2016 ATLANTA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Mrs. Winner’s Chicken & Biscuits, the beloved Southeastern quick-service restaurant brand, will soon be serving its legions of loyal guests once again as the company returns to cities and towns across the Southeast. The first wave of growth will […]

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Mrs. Winner’s Featured in USA Today

Fast Food Fried Chicken Done Right at Mrs. Winner’s
USA Today, June 2015, Larry Olmsted, Author

“The scene: At first glance, Mrs. Winner’s looks like any other roadside fast food franchise, and in the fried chicken realm, could easily be another KFC. You order at a counter, above which is a generic menu sign, and you eat at easy-to-clean synthetic tables or get takeout in paper bags. Behind the counter are baskets of fried chicken ready to be placed into various sizes of boxes with tongs.

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5 Reasons Why All Entrepreneurs Should Consider Franchising

Working with entrepreneurs leads to rewarding and fun conversations. Entrepreneurs are always looking for new opportunities and ways to grow their income, and their energy is contagious! As you are considering different ways to generate income, franchising should definitely be something that comes to your mind. So why should entrepreneurs consider franchising? 1. Flexibility- Franchising […]

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Mrs. Winner’s Feels Like Home

For nearly two years I have had the privilege of working closely with the President of Mrs. Winner’s Chicken & Biscuits, John Buttolph. After years of working at companies where the leader is distant or untouchable, there was a different professional feeling coming into this brand with rich Southern roots.

Many employers are quick to call their team “family.”

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Mrs. Winner’s – Coming to a City Near You.

The moment I logged into the Mrs. Winner’s Chicken & Biscuits Twitter, I felt an energy coming from our fans. As I tried on the “Mrs. Winner’s apron”, I was the most popular girl in the South with the exception of Dolly Parton. You see, Mrs. Winner’s has been a staple of home-style cooked meals in the Southeast for decades, and the fans are very vocal about missing the brand.

I felt a tug-of-war as tweet after tweet kept my phone buzzing with notifications.

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Mrs. Winner’s Has a Strong Comeback in the Southeast

Five Questions With The Guy Who’s Bringing Back Mrs. Winner’s Chicken & Biscuits

Triad Biz Journal, December 2014, James Ritchie, Editor

Q: Why are you bringing back Mrs. Winner’s?

A: There’s a great legacy in this brand. There’s tremendous affection for Mrs. Winner’s in the Southeast. I think it would have faded away if someone hadn’t come along and recognized the value in the brand.

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