Sports Stars Who Own Restaurant Franchises

Sports stars today are finding innovative ways to invest the millions of dollars they earn on the field and court. Many have turned to become franchisees in various restaurant chains as a safe, reliable way to make profits on their earnings. Sports stars who own restaurant franchises understand what it is like to compete in the business world. They are great speakers, sharing stories about their entrepreneurial success while inspiring audiences at a variety of corporate events. 

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Adrian Gonzalez is a Mexican-born professional baseball player who currently plays for the Los Angeles Dodgers in the MLB.  After having an outstanding high school career with a .312 average...

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When New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees hoisted his son in his arms and watched the confetti rain down after leading his team to a Super Bowl win in 2009 it was the culmination of everything he...

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Drew Gooden is a retired NBA power forward who spent 14 years in the league. Prior to his time in the NBA, Gooden played collegiately at Kansas University for four seasons, earning All American honors...

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Jamal Mashburn, a forward in the NBA for a decade, was born and raised in New York City, New York. At his high school in The Bronx, Mashburn excelled tremendously on the basketball team. He went on to...

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Keyshawn Johnson played 11 seasons in the NFL from 1996 to 2006, appearing in games with the New York Jets, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and Dallas Cowboys before retiring as a Carolina Panther. After a stel...

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When Earvin Johnson earned the nickname "Magic" in high school one could say that it foreshadowed what was to come in his career. After a magical career at Michigan State University in which he led th...

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Mark Allen Brunell, born in 1970 in Los Angeles, California, is most famously known for his time as quarterback with the Green Bay Packers. While debuting professionally for the first time in the 1993...

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Mohamed Sanu is a professional football player for the Cincinnati Bengals in the National Football League. Sanu began to play football at a young age and quickly became the star of his high school tea...

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Richard Sherman is a cornerback for the San Francisco 49ers in the NFL. Sherman attended Stanford University to play football on an athletic scholarship. In his freshman campaign he led the team in re...

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Shaquille O’Neal played three years at LSU from 1989 to 1992 and averaged 22 points, 14 rebounds and five blocks. He was a national player of the year as a sophomore and a first-team All-American and...

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Trevor Ariza is professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association with the Sacramento Kings. Prior to making it to the NBA Trevor played in high school where he was a standout star...

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The 22 overall Grand Slam singles champion became a professional tennis player at the young age of 14, and has been dominating several aspects of the tennis world alongside her little sister, Serena W...