We take franchisee support seriously at Sarpino’s USA. After 20+ years in business, we have developed one of the most comprehensive startup, training, and ongoing support platforms in the industry. This includes site selection, third-party financing, a turnkey grand opening program and more. We have a steadfast commitment to aiding our franchisees’ success. Now, a former Sarpino’s USA franchisee is supporting owners in South Florida. We’ve named our first area developer for the region, and he couldn’t be more qualified. Read more below to learn how Sarpino’s USA delivers unmatched support across South Florida.
From Delivery Driver to Franchisee to Area Developer
Vasili Bykau joined Sarpino’s USA in 2003 as a delivery driver for a Chicago franchisee. He quickly rose through the ranks to becoming a Sarpino’s USA franchise owner himself. He has excelled in every position he’s held within our franchise network. Vasili was even our very first South Florida franchisee, opening locations in Downtown Fort Lauderdale, Coral Springs, and Miramar. These restaurants quickly became our top-performing units systemwide.
Last September, we appointed Vasili to a new role within our organization: Area Developer. In this role, Vasili is leveraging two decades of experience as a Sarpino’s USA franchisee to spearhead our development in South Florida. He is focused on enhancing franchisee support and business operations, as well as driving overall system growth and unit-level economics.
Sarpino’s USA Support
Throughout his tenure, Vasili has helped train and develop numerous employees. Several of his employees followed in his footsteps and became Sarpino’s USA franchisees themselves. Did you know that 35% of our franchisees began their careers with Sarpino’s USA at the ground level? Last year, Vasili sold his three South Florida locations to their respective general managers, empowering a new generation of franchise ownership.
“I sold my three restaurants to fellow immigrants like me, said Vaili Bykau. “They all worked extremely hard and developed the skills to achieve their own American Dream. I am so passionate about the Sarpino’s USA brand and all that it has given me over the past 20 years. I look forward to working closely with our franchisees throughout the region in all aspects of the business. From the start-up phase to opening to ongoing support and beyond.”
Unparalleled Sarpino’s USA Support
Vasili’s appointment to Area Developer reflects the commitment we have to our franchisees’ success. We always look to provide best-in-class support and resources to our franchise owners. As a former franchisee himself, Vasili uniquely understands the ins and outs of our business and what is required to run a successful franchise operation.
“2023 marks Vasili’s 20th year with Sarpino’s USA. He has worked in every aspect of our business, which has given him unparalleled experience and expertise that makes him the best candidate for this new role,” said David Chatkin, President of Sarpino’s USA. “We feel so fortunate to have him as part of our brand and are excited for all he will accomplish as Area Developer in our fast-growing South Florida territory.”
Interested in being part of our early growth in South Florida with unmatched support? Visit sarpinosfranchise.com to explore opportunities.