My Story with Anil Yadav

Mar 22, 2022
06:00 PM - 07:00 PM (America/Los_Angeles)


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My Story – Inspiring Journey of an Entrepreneur Featuring Anil Yadav – Becoming one of the largest operators of leading hospitality industry franchise brands!

How do you pull yourself from an entry-level job to the very top of the restaurant and hospitality industry? This is what Anil Yadav has accomplished going from being a fry cook at a Jack in the Box in 1984 – a skill he can teach to this day – to being the country's largest operator of the same restaurant concept. Anil emigrated from India to America in 1981 when he was 17 years old in the hopes of a better education and life. With his family, he lived in a small, two-room house in Redwood city . He soon went to work for a Jack in the Box restaurant on El Camino Real, just three blocks from his house, where he landed a position as a fry cook making tacos. Over time, Yadav was promoted to better fryer positions, then to team leader, assistant manager, and finally, restaurant manager of the same store. In 1989, he applied and was accepted to be a franchisee with Jack in the Box, and with help from his friends and family, was able to purchase that first Jack in the box, in South San Francisco. Today, Yadav, who is still based in the Bay Area, owns 232 Jack in the Box locations in Northern California and Texas. He now also owns and operates Taco Cabana (franchisor), 151; Denny’s, 77; TGI Fridays, 75; El Pollo Loco, 6; Sizzler, 4; Corner Bakery Cafe, 3; plus a few resorts and hotels

Join us virtually for this inspiring talk to ask questions, learn from the experience of a highly successful entrepreneur known for building and scaling successful businesses in a traditional industry, and to connect with other aspiring entrepreneurs on Tuesday March 22, 2022.

TiE Host & Moderator:
Naveen Bisht, Chair, My Story Program, TiE Silicon Valley

About Anil Yadav

Anil Yadav is Founder, President and CEO of Yadav Enterprises. Yadav came to the U.S. in 1982 when he was just 17 and looking for a better way of life. He went from being a fry cook at Jack in the Box in 1984 to restaurant manager, and is now the largest Jack in the Box franchisee in the U.S. His holdings consist of 8 food brands and a number of hotels spread across 15 states. He’s also a partner at TriArtisan Capital Advisors, a New York-based private equity firm that owns TGI Fridays worldwide, one of his brands. In recent years, Yadav has gone beyond franchising, purchasing two resort properties in California. In addition to running his vast business, Yadav helps countless others through his partnerships with Denny’s “No Kid Hungry” campaign, Jack in the Box’s “Blessings in a Backpack,” the March of Dimes, and Big Brothers/Big Sisters. In addition, he contributes to a program of international broadcaster Univision to provide scholarships to high-achieving Hispanic students.

6:00 PM – Introduction and Program
6:40 PM - Q & A
7:00 PM- Adjourn
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Want to know how he did it and how you can apply his learnings in your business? Then join us for this inspiring virtual session on Tuesday, March 22, 2022

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My Story – TiE SV Original Program

This talk is part of TiE SV’s monthly program “My Story – Inspiring Journey of an Entrepreneur” to celebrate entrepreneurship and bring stories from successful entrepreneurs in their own words that are both inspiring and educational. The invited speaker(s) share their entrepreneurial journey and talk about lessons learnt, mistakes they wish they had avoided and key decisions that helped make their venture successful. Audience questions are encouraged.

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