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LEADING OUR BRAND PARTNERS INTO THE FUTURE 

Successfully Conquering the QSR Industry One Smart Acquisition at a Time

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WE GROW UNITS BY GROWING PEOPLE

BRAND & PEOPLE BUILDING AMBASSADORS

It is our belief that in order for us and our brand partners to emerge at the top in the QSR industry, it is important to have a strong people first driven culture, and a powerful high standard of service execution.  We take pride in the teams we have built, in their growth and in all they have achieved.  No matter the challenge - broken units we have purchased from disenchanted or tired ownership, Hurricane Harvey, pandemic related government mandated shutdowns or limitations, we Emerge! through the chaos and adapt and overcome because our people don’t act like victims of circumstance but rather are conquerors who overcome all barriers!  In the face of change, we rise up and win where others fail.  

 

Check out our blog or follow us on social media to keep up with our team accomplishments,

latest acquisitions, new builds and remodels!

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We carefully select brands and markets for smart acquisitions and then cultivate organic growth through a focus on PEOPLE!

RISING UP TO THE CHALLENGE WHEN OTHERS WON’T

Transitions are tough, but we love a challenge!

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COMMITMENT TO

REMODEL SCHEDULE​

An excellent track record of execution and confirmation of compliance with your brand's remodel schedule.

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SEAMLESS & FLUID

TRANSITION

We  are confident that the handoff to our organization will avoid disruption to the business and minimize the impact to the employees and their management teams. ​

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ADHERENCE TO BRAND

VISION AND MISSION

Our restaurants are brand building ambassadors and we take pride in helping the brand move forward, because we know that if we win as part of the franchisee system we all win!​

YOU ARE ONLY AS GOOD AS YOUR TEAM

Since 2009 We've Been Trusted

With QSR Turnarounds, Transformations & Transitions.

 

We Are Proud of Our Team and Their Results:

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TURNAROUND

We started out purchasing under perfor-ming units with potential. We developed operations, improved assets, upgraded management teams, and partnered with brands to enhance guests' and employees' experiences. We increased sales and profitability, growing unit PRA sales significantly.

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TRANSFORMATION

Now, we purchase successful units and uncover further sales growth. We lead and inspire unit leaders to develop their teams, enhance operations, grow sales, and increase profitability.

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TRANSITION

Brands trust in our method of transition-ing teams into Emerge! In early 2017 we gained approval for Sonic Brand and purchased 29 restaurants in Houston, Texas​. Soon after we purchased 27 KFC corporate units in the Houston area.  8 Taco Bell units in the Houston area followed, and we recently acquired 30 Pizza Huts in Arizona!

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In 2021, we acquired our fourth major brand
and reached 131 branches nationwide!

MEET OUR FOUNDER

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In 2009 I began my journey in the restaurant business. I gained approval as a franchisee of Lenny’s Sub shop and purchased my 1st unit. There's nothing more exciting than rebuilding a store. After several other purchases and sales, I was given the opportunity to transform 7 challenged KFC-Taco Bell units and became so obsessed with turnarounds that I sold everything I had to focus on getting the formula right. We became experts in the industry doing the dirty work many others won’t do, but after 131 transitions and so much experience gained, we discovered our true calling is in building, cultivating, and sustaining growth. We specialize in acquiring intelligently by carefully selecting the brand and market. We excel at cultivating organic growth through a focus on people. We grow units through growing people!

Kamal Singh, Founder

OUR PORTFOLIO

We have earned the recognition of brand partner and growth approved franchisee in all the brands we lead.

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28 UNITS

10 UNITS

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45 UNITS

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48 UNITS

OUR STORY

A Journey of Turnarounds, Transformations, Transitions, Growth and Legacy Building.

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2009

BEGAN JOURNEY IN
RESTAURANT BUSINESS

Acquisitions

Gained approval of Franchisor Lenny’s Sub Shop. 

Purchased 1st unit.

2010
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MULTI UNIT OPERATOR
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Acquisitions

Purchased 2 additional Lenny's Sub Shop and purchased 1 Bullritos restaurants in the Houston DMA.

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2012

PURCHASED AUNTIE ANNE’S, NESTLE,
& BASKIN & ROBBINS

Acquisitions

Sold Lenny's Sub Shops and purchased units in Houston Mall's and high traffic shopping centers.

2015
YUM BRANDS
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Acquisitions

Completed the process to gain approval to become a franchisee within Yum Brands and purchased 7 challenged KFC-Taco Bell units in Louisiana . Sold Lenny’s and Bullritos.​

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2016

CONTINUED GROWTH
IN YUM BRANDS

Acquisitions

Gained growth approval from the franchisor because of turnaround sales and operational metrics. Purchased KFC-Taco Bells in Houston and Beaumont area. ​

2017
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ENTRY INTO SONIC AND AWARDED KFC CORPORATE ACQUISITION 

Acquisitions

Purchased and Successfully Transitioned Corporate Houston Market, which included 34 units from Sonic Restaurants.​ Purchased 10 Corporate KFC units in the Houston Market.​

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2018

1 NEW SONIC &
6 NEW TACO BELLS

Acquisitions

Purchased 1 Sonic unit and 6 new Taco Bell units

2019
RAMPED UP OPERATIONS
TO PREPARE FOR GROWTH
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New Builds

We built our first KFC in October 2019 in the Houston Area. We built our 2nd Taco Bell in 2019 in Crosby Texas

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2020

FOCUS ON GROWTH &
SMART ACQUISITIONS

Acquisitions

We entered the Pizza Hut system with the Purchase of Tuscon Arizona market and surrounding area from a franchisee.

2021

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CONTINUED GROWTH
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Historic conversion of a Carl's Jr. into a new KFC in Beaumont.
2nd KFC location built-in Bridge City opening in December. 
New construction of the new high-tech Taco Bell Prototype.
New Sonic was built in Pasadena, Texas.
16 new Sonic’s in Houston and Galveston Area.
19 new Pizza Huts in Houston, TX.

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THE EMERGENCE METHOD

Through a relentless focus on 3 key drivers, our units emerge and achieve transformational success!

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PEOPLE

First we restore the relationships that matters most:  with the employees.  It is important to first lay a strong trust foundation and bring everyone into our vision so we can all be get behind the mission.  

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ASSETS

We restore the brand relationship with the community by remodeling our locations.  We upgrade BOH equipment and overall facility to improve execution and achieve brand vision and brand standards.​

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PROFIT

Develop business acumen, financials accountability routines, and consistency in exceeding targets. By insuring profitability, we can accomplish our vision to build strong communities that thrive.

We employ these three drivers in the execution of the brand vision and mission. Our restaurants are brand building ambassadors and we take pride in helping the brand move forward, because we know that if we win as part of the franchisee system we all win!​

 

Our growth goal is always at the forefront of our drive to be excellent for our employees, clients and communities.

If you share our vision, we welcome you to follow our journey on LinkedIn and be in touch with us for any opportunities to grow together. 

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Our Commitment: To be an organization that will always rise up to the challenge and emerge amongst the best! ​

Kamal Singh, Founder, EMERGE!

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Emerging Mission

Grow and Build People to be Positive Leaders

in All Their Roles in Life and Leave a Legacy that Makes an Impact for Generations.

CAUSES WE SUPPORT

Whatever our employees find important, we also find important.

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...and see what we're up to!

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NEED A BRAND AMBASSADOR?

If you share our vision, we welcome you to follow our journey on LinkedIn and to be in touch with us for any opportunities to grow together.  We’re open to conversations with single-unit owners, multi-unit owners

and brands needing to successfully transition stores.