Roland Spongberg became interested in succession planning after a car dealer friend shared difficulties he was experiencing with his siblings. With no desire to cash out, and a father of six kids, with some working in the business and some not, Roland began thinking about the future and opportunities he wanted to create for his family and business.
As our world constantly changes around us, so do family and business. Thirty-five years ago, Roland started WKS Restaurant Company with one El Pollo Loco. As of today, it has grown to 375 restaurants in 19 states operating Denny’s, El Pollo Loco, Krispy Kreme, and Wendy’s.
Listen in to hear Roland Spongberg share how his planning environment is evolving as the family and business transform over time. Succession planning is an ongoing process that refines strategies towards the vision imagined.
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For more insight from Roland Spongberg, Founder and President of WKS Restaurant Group, check out the episode It is Possible to be Equitable