Zak Omar has been a lifelong entrepreneur. He first learned about being a business owner from his father, an Afghani refugee who arrived in New York city in the 1980s.
His father introduced a new food option: a mobile fried chicken truck that he would park right outside of 1 Chase Manhattan Plaza.
When his father got sick, Omar and his brother, Ray, decided to pursue their own entrepreneurial goals by becoming multi-unit franchisees with Dunkin’. In 2013, Omar fell ill himself and was diagnosed with leukemia.
He used this diagnosis as inspiration to expand his portfolio, ultimately investing in Atomic Wings and taking over as CEO in 2016.
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What You’ll Learn in This Episode
- About Zak and his path before Atomic Wings
- How Zak’s leukemia diagnosis became the driving force in his business career
- How Atomic Wings differs from it’s cometitors
- How the brand navigated the pandemic
- Lessons learned from 2020 that will help their growth in the future
- Plans for Atomic Wings growth in 2021
- Atomic Wings ideal franchisee