Visit Minuteman Press at Pasadena Franchise Expo April 30-May 1; How Two Southern California Business Owners Went from Restaurant Industry to Printing Franchise Ownership

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Minuteman Press International is exhibiting at the Pasadena Franchise Expo April 30-May 1. For Rob Overstreet and Julian Rosado, there had to be a better way to earn a living in Southern California rather than working long nights and weekends in the restaurant industry; they found it with Minuteman Press.

Meet the staff of Minuteman Press in El Cajon, CA. Pictured from left to right: Julian Rosado, Sr. (owner), Beth Hutchins, and Julian Rosado, Jr.

I enjoyed visiting the Minuteman Press center ... The fact that they could work normal business hours Monday through Friday and do well without the stress of being overworked made me jealous... I knew I needed a change.

Minuteman Press International is exhibiting at the Pasadena Franchise Expo April 30-May 1, 2016. The Franchise Expo is being held at the Pasadena Convention Center - Exhibit Hall. Attendees can see what it's like to run a Minuteman Press marketing, design and printing franchise in 2016, and learn how Minuteman Press International has put good people into a great business throughout Southern California, including the greater Los Angeles area.

From the Restaurant Industry to Printing Franchise Ownership in Southern California

Ask Minuteman Press franchise owners Rob Overstreet and Julian Rosado about what it was like to work in the restaurant industry and their answers echo millions of others who work relentlessly at all hours of the night, including weekends. “It was tough,” says Overstreet, who worked as a restaurant manager for Ruth’s Chris Steak House. Rosado, who owned the local Mexican restaurant in Escondido called Hacienda de Vega, adds, “To log that many hours on that many nights, it just became something I didn’t want to do anymore.”

As a restaurant owner for 11 years, Julian Rosado was actually a long-time Minuteman Press customer before he decided to own his own franchise. “I enjoyed visiting the Minuteman Press center, and the owners Roy and Sue were always so relaxed and accommodating. The fact that they could work normal business hours Monday through Friday and do well without the stress of being overworked made me jealous... I knew I needed a change.”

Tired of working during other people’s leisure time

Monday through Friday business hours also appealed to Rob Overstreet, who was working the typical life of someone knee deep in the food industry. He comments, “The schedule I was keeping was simply unsustainable. Not only was I tired, but I was tired of working during other people’s leisure time.”

Overstreet saw an opportunity to franchise with Minuteman Press, and after looking at the business-to-business model and taking a tour of existing franchises to speak with current owners, he knew this was his chance to leave the restaurant industry behind for good. “As a restaurant manager, I already had the skillset to manage employees and provide a high level of customer service. What Minuteman Press offered me was the ability to be fully trained in a new industry, to have ongoing support from their corporate staff, and to work Monday through Friday on top of all that.”

“We are proud to help great people like Rob Overstreet and Julian Rosado go into business for themselves as entrepreneurs,” said Dan Byers, Minuteman Press International Regional Vice President for Southern California. He adds, “With Rob and Julian coming from the restaurant industry, they knew that our ability to offer them full training and local support was just as important as their desire to run their own business. We have these programs in place for people like Rob and Julian, and we are happy to support them every step of the way.”

Easy Transition from Restaurant to Print

Because the Minuteman Press franchise is designed to accommodate people from all walks of life with a wide variety of professional backgrounds, the transition from restaurant life to the print industry was easy for Overstreet and Rosado. Overstreet reiterates, “Minuteman Press gave me everything I needed to make the transition as easy as possible: Training, setup, and ongoing support whenever I need it.”

The change to their schedules was a welcome respite from their previous endeavors, as are the types of products they are selling. “In the restaurant industry, you are working with perishable items that last but a moment,” says Rosado. “The inventory with print is much easier to manage and I love working with something non-perishable that our clients will use over and over.” Overstreet adds, “Just like everyone needs food, anyone can be a potential Minuteman Press client because everyone needs print.”

Visit Rob Overstreet’s Minuteman Press franchise in Scripps Ranch at 9919 Hibert St., Suite C; San Diego, CA 92131; call Rob and his team at 858-271-7315 or visit their website: http://www.scrippsranch.minutemanpress.com.

Visit Julian Rosado’s Minuteman Press franchise in El Cajon at 1654 Pioneer Way; El Cajon, CA 92020; call Julian and his team at 619-588-2206 or visit their website: http://www.elcajon.minutemanpress.com.

Learn more about Minuteman Press franchise opportunities at http://www.minutemanpressfranchise.com.

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