Business

John F. Kohn

John-KohnEducation

  • MBA from Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA – 1993
  • BA from Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA – 1969

Biography

  • Have experience in beginning and operating franchise restaurants in the Statesboro area from 1983 through 2010.
  • Burger King:  Opened in 1983.  Successful from the beginning and when sold did volume 90% above the national average.
  • Popeyes Chicken & Biscuits:  Bought the failing business in 1988.  Turned the operation around by increasing sales from 35% below the national average to 25% above the national average.  Won a Silver Plate award for being a Top 10 restaurant in the USA.
  • Woody’s BBQ:  Opened a Woody’s in 1991.  This restaurant was closed after 3 years of operation.  Was not able to crack the local market.
  • Served on both national and local marketing advisory boards for all three franchises.
  • Also have worked in product & market management for Burger King Corporation (Miami, FL) and the Alberto-Culver Company (Chicago, IL).

Born & raised in NYC.  Lived in NYC, Chicago & Miami before moving to Statesboro in 1983.  Met my bride in Chicago.  Cyndi & I opened our business, raised our child and became part of the accepting & welcoming community here.  We have lived the American dream.

Last updated: 8/14/2017

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