Don Mason is the multi-unit Franchise Partner for Hillsborough and Pinellas Counties in Tampa Clearwater/St Pete Florida.
Don has been part of the restaurant industry for 35 years starting as a franchisee with Fuddruckers World’s Greatest Hamburgers. In recent years Don has been a Franchise Business Manager with Firehouse Subs in Jacksonville Florida and Director of Franchise Sales and Regional Manager for the largest Firehouse Subs Area Representative based in Charlotte NC that included GA, NC, SC and Eastern TN.
During his time at Firehouse Subs corporate, Don worked with Area Representatives to assist franchisees in maximizing their profitability. In his role as a Franchise Business Manager, Don was responsible for site selection and approval, new restaurant construction and training Area Representatives, including onboarding and the training of their teams in opening and operating restaurants.
Don left the corporate side of Firehouse Subs in 2011 and moved to Charlotte NC to take a leadership role in Operations and Sales. His territory included franchise sales in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and eastern Tennessee.
Don has worked with individual franchisees as a financial advisor through their profit and loss meetings and providing guidance for marketing initiatives. During this time Don has been part of more than 50 sales and transfers of restaurants.
In the process of working with franchisees and various business brokers on the sale of their restaurants, Don became familiar with We Sell Restaurants and was impressed with the professionalism of the firm.
Don has attended training and testing to become a Certified Restaurant Broker, one of a handful nationwide. He is a licensed real estate sales associate in the state of Florida.