Bill Thompson – Awesome story of business success – Education, determination and grit – Led to franchising success with Burger King -Bill is the featured Speaker, FirstThursday Jacksonville, 4:30pm, August 3rd at JUL

July 25, 2017 in Featured, Hot Business Tips, In the news, Members Only by admin

Southern King Holdings, LLC A Burger King® Franchisee Bill Thompson Bio:

Bill Thompson will share his “Awesome story of business success – Education, determination and grit – Led to franchising success with Burger King” as the featured Speaker for FirstThursday Jacksonville, 4:30pm, August 3rd at the Jacksonville Urban League. RSVP to or call (904) 374-9313. Come out and hear his amazing testimony, meet and ask himquestions about his journey to success in franchising.

Bill Thompson is the owner/franchisee and Chief Operating Officer at Southern King Holdings, with responsibility for overall operations, brand management, and corporate sponsorships.

Bill was born and raised in Gary Indiana where he attended Gary West Side High School. Upon completion of High School, Bill Attended Franklin College in Franklin Indiana.

During Bill’s 4 years in College he worked in the College Cafeteria. The last 2 years he worked as a Student Manager in the Cafeteria. This is where Bill realized his calling was in the restaurant business.

Prior to joining Southern King Holdings he worked in Senior Level Management at several companies, and served in consulting positions for Wendy’s and Old Country Buffet. Notable is his ten years as Chief Operating Officer for Southern King Holdings, he has directed growth from 8 restaurants to 25 restaurants and other partnering initiatives.

Bill’s greatest strengths are his creativity, drive and leadership. He thrives on challenges, particularly those that expand the company’s reach. His most recent project involved opening a Burger King in Jacksonville where sales will exceed the DMA average by 22%.

From 2012-2015 Bill was recognized by Burger King Corporation as being one of the top 3 operators in the Southeast division.

Bill is also a frequent and highly rated speaker on industry related topics. Bill is past chairman of the People Excellence Committee for Burger King and is currently a member of the Operational Committee for Burger King.

He has also done volunteer work with MDA, including heading up the 2015 campaign in his community. Bill lives in St. Augustine Florida with his wife of 28 years. In his free time, Bill enjoys mentoring young business people in the inner city of Jacksonville.

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