Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Guillermo Perales Goes Mobile

Guillermo Perales is the president, founder and CEO of Sun Holdings LLC. If you have not heard of Sun Holdings LLC, you have certainly heard of some of the businesses they own and manage: Popeye’s, Cici’s, Krispy Kreme, Burger King, Golden Corral, to name a few. In fact Guillermo Perales grew his company from one holding with a small business loan of $100,000, which he used to purchase a Golden Corral franchise back in 1997, into a huge holdings company with over 400 franchises throughout the region. Guillermo Perales himself is now the largest Latino franchisee in the country and one of the 10 largest operators in the US. And he’s not done just yet.

Recently, Guillermo Perales made the jump into a whole new vertical, purchasing several T-Mobile franchises. Currently, with one store open in a Hispanic neighborhood in Dallas, Guillermo Perales plans to open at least a dozen more around the area in the next few years. The move into mobile makes sense for Guillermo Perales, who has had a golden touch in everything he has done so far. Mobile is a fast-expanding market, and T-Mobile is one of the premier providers, so Guillermo Perales took advantage of a good opportunity and jumped on it.

Known for his business sense and drive, Guillermo Perales has made Sun Holdings into one of the premier franchisees in the country. His successes have resulted in his receiving an array of awards large and small, including Entrepreneur of the Year from Ernst and Young. Guillermo Perales works with integrity and skill to make his company great.

Saturday, 15 February 2014

A Profile of Sun Holdings CEO Guillermo Perales

Guillermo Perales is the largest minority franchise operator and is among the 10 largest operators in the USA, and he is the President and CEO of Sun Holdings LLC. After receiving his education from a university in Mexico and his MBA from Texas A&M, Guillermo Perales went into business for himself, obtaining a Golden Corral franchise with a $100,000 SBA loan he was able to acquire. From that humble beginning, Guillermo Perales has grown his company into the largest Latino franchisee in the United States and one of the largest overall, managing and operating over 400 franchises from Popeye’s to Cici’s to Burger King and more. All this, Guillermo Perales was able to accomplish in the span of a decade and a half, an impressive feat that has earned the businessman a slew of awards, notably Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year for 2008.

In 2012, the Latino Hotel and Restaurant Association gave Guillermo Perales a lifetime achievement award for his amazing successes. Through it all, Guillermo Perales has maintained his trademark blend of confidence and poise, inspiring those around him to great things through his tireless energy and drive.

Guillermo Perales operates 72 Popeye’s franchises, making him the second largest franchisee of that company. He operates 172 Burger Kings, making him the fourth largest operator of that franchise, and the largest minority operator. In just the past year, Guillermo Perales‘s company has expanded from 250 restaurants to over 400, and the growth is exponential. Guillermo Perales does it all with an integrity and a commitment to quality that make him truly exceptional, one of the community’s most unique leaders.

2013 was a successful year for Guillermo Perales and his team at Popeye’s – more restaurants opened this year than any other since 1998!