Rush Bowls was born in Boulder, Colorado, offering meals crafted from the finest fruit, topped with granola & honey, and blended with protein, vitamins and other nutritious ingredients that taste delicious while promoting a healthy lifestyle.
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Mark Kranjcec - Chief Marketing Officer
Mark Kranjcec brings 15 years of marketing expertise to his role at Rush Bowls Franchising. Over that time, he has consulted and guided thousands of businesses ranging from local sole proprietors to international companies in both traditional and digital marketing.
As Director of Digital Solutions for 17 MediaNews Group properties, he led sales teams and thrived at creating marketing and advertising programs that delivered results for local entrepreneurs. During his tenure at the digital agency Fruition, he consulted and led initiatives for international clients such as Creative Learning Corporation (corporate and franchise divisions), Kia, CKE and Coats & Clark amongst others.
Mark’s approach to marketing can be summarized this way: “You never accomplish anything meaningful by trying to convince consumers that your product is the best out there. Instead, you look for ways to connect with people and groups who share similar values to yours and initiate an ongoing conversation. Marketing must communicate both ways for you to grow.”
Whitney Rajotte - Director of Development
Whitney Rajotte is the current Director of Development for Rush Bowls. She brings 10 years of various restaurant experience and 3 years of working directly with Buddy Brown’s franchise operations. During her restaurant years, she helped open 4 restaurants and was involved in hiring, training, menu development, and bar design.
Since moving to Boulder, Whitney has worked closely with Buddy and his franchise support staff. Her tasks have been numerous and she has greatly expanded her knowledge of the functions of operating a large scale franchise. Whitney is very much looking forward to this opportunity with Rush Bowls to promote excellent customer service with a brand based on healthy living and eating.
Buddy BrownFounder - Partner
Dewey R. “Buddy” Brown has been involved in restaurant operations for over 30 years. He currently owns and operates nearly 300 restaurants, including Hardee’s, Carl’s Jr.’s, Dunkin Donuts, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut Express. Buddy has been an Operator and Partner in Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s since 1998. Over that time, Buddy has won numerous operational awards, most notably: the Founder’s Trophy for Franchisee of the Year in 2002 and 2008; Sales Building award for the largest sales increase in 2008, 2013, 2014 and 2015; Developer of The Year 2008 and 2015, and was Carl’s Jr. Franchisee of the Year in 2013 and 2015. Buddy’s operational excellence is so highly regarded by CKE, that he has been awarded many corporate stores with the knowledge that he is able to improve operations better than anyone in the industry.
Prior to his franchise experience with Carl’s Jr. and Hardees, Buddy earned an MBA from the University of Missouri, was VP of Operations and Managing Partner for Mélange, Inc. (an acclaimed fine to casual dining restaurant group in Los Angeles), and successfully revived an underperforming restaurant group in Hawaii.
Andrew PudalovFounder & CEO
Andrew Pudalov spent fifteen years working his way up through the competitive ranks of New York City’s financial sector. In 2004, he decided to leave his position as Head of a Global Fixed Income Derivative Desk at National Australia Bank and pursue a new career path that was more in line with his personal values and ambitions.
Andrew launched Rush Bowls in Boulder, Colorado in 2004, with a vision to create an environment where people could eat healthy, eat well, and truly enjoy the unadulterated and organic elements of the earth.
RUSH BOWLS enormous success as a retail establishment paved the way for Andrew to launch the RUSH BOWLS wholesale line, which is available in Whole Foods and other national retailers.
Both RUSH BOWLS retail and wholesale businesses have enjoyed regional and national acclaim as Andrew [and his team] maintain their commitment to spreading the joys of pure, honest nutrition.