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Atlanta Episode 158 - Josh Zimmer - Marketing and Business Development

Josh Zimmer / Two Bucks Inc.

A graduate of Marietta High School, I went on to play Junior College Soccer at Young Harris before finishing up at Kennesaw State University.

Raised in south Louisiana, I was taught at an early age to work for everything I wanted and to give back to my community as much as possible. This is where I developed my love for food and fun which basically led to what I do for a living today.  My entrepreneurial spirit started here.

During college I worked for the best restaurant groups in Atlanta.  If they handed out MBAs in hospitality for actual work I would have one.  Eventually I transitioned into the corporate world.  I become an account executive for Clear Channel Outdoor and a marketing director and then Regional Director of Business Development for Simon Property Group, two behemoths in their respective industries.  It was there I learned the fundamentals of running a business. I gained incredible insight in marketing, sales, business development and financial management.  After eight years in corporate America it was clear that I needed to search for something more fulfilling.

I spent the next 2 years grinding it out in search of a better way.  I managed to convince two guys who owned a small franchise group, consisting of four Jersey Mike’s subs shops, to bring me on board.  Three years after that my wife and I leveraged every penny, borrowed from family, took out loans and emptied our savings to buy into a piece of the business.  Today our company owns nine Jersey Mike’s sub shops with plans to grow to 20 stores over the next few years.  Yep, I’m back in the restaurant business and loving every minute.



Ted Jenkin /Oxygen Financial

Lee R. Heisman /Savant, LLC

Josh Zimmer / Two Bucks Inc.

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