Our “5 Questions With” blog segment gives you the inside scoop on the inner workings of Edible Arrangements® by bringing you an exclusive look at the work lives of some EA corporate employees. This week, we talked to Franchise Development Consultant, Don Schmidt, to learn a little more about Edible Arrangements® franchise growth.
1. What are you working on right now (if you can tell us)?
Currently, I’m helping a number of individuals either join the Edible Arrangements® family, or expand their enterprise holdings. I’m also working with a number of franchise partners to educate them about our newest retail concept, which brings our Edible To Go® concept to high traffic locations like shopping malls!
2. What is the absolute best part of your job?
I never know who I’ll be talking to! Every day I talk with people from different backgrounds with different skill sets, all of whom have one common interest – the desire to become part of the Edible Arrangements® family.
3. What’s your favorite kind of chocolate dipped fruit? Toppings?
My favorite kind of dipped fruit is really anything that’s dipped in our white chocolate, and my favorite toppings are those lovely coconut shavings.
4. Tell us something you’ve learned while working for Edible Arrangements®?
If you have the desire and patience, any dream can become a reality. I’ve seen many people work hard to join Edible Arrangements® and then continue work even harder to make Edible Arrangements® a really beloved part of their community. This helps keep me focused and patient when it comes to my own dreams.
5. What’s the best part about working for Edible Arrangements®?
The ability to help people realize their dreams of owning a business is extremely rewarding. I’ve seen a number of people join us and grow to become incredibly successful enterprise owners. In fact, I still get a rush when somebody either joins us as a new owner or expands their holdings!
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