What our franchisees have to say...

Kay Holland
Owner, Bop's Frozen Custard
Starkville, Mississippi

I think I have loved food service my entire life. I remember as a little girl "running a restaurant" with all my play dishes in my grandmother's dining room. After attending Mississippi State University and completing my degree in Real Estate and Mortgage Finance I became a banker for several years and then became a stay-at-home mom. As my oldest son approached college age I was able to work part-time in a wonderful position at MSU doing lots of programs for the staff members - of course food was always involved. During the same time a close friend of mine began a catering business I was drawn further into the food world working with her. After 10 years at MSU I knew God had a change for me but I never dreamed it would be owning my own business. Jimmy Eckford, our franchise owner, had been a family friend for years and it didn't take him long to sell my husband and me on Bop's. We opened his first franchise store in May of 2004. In the beginning we had our own 3 teenagers all working in the store - it was very much a family affair. Probably one of my favorite parts of Bop's is still the young people we employ and watching our crews become like a family.

After 10 years would I do it again - absolutely! Bop's in a household name both in Starkville and on the Mississippi State campus and our customers always leave smiling. I love the flexibility of owning my own business and who doesn't love frozen custard!