SoFresh is a healthy quick service restaurant franchise with over a dozen locations across the state of Florida. Their mission is to make it easier to find healthier eating choices by providing nutritious, made-to-order food as an alternative to other fast-food restaurants. On their menu, you will find hot bowls, salads, wraps, smoothies, and juices among other fresh cuisines. Customers can also order directly through the restaurant’s app, making it quick and convenient to choose healthy eating options from SoFresh.

The newest SoFresh location in South Lakeland, Florida is managed by Abd Qoran. Abd first gained experience as a store manager after working for his family’s donut franchise for a number of years. He then began to work for his cousin, who had opened his own SoFresh location. After running his cousin’s SoFresh for two years, Abd wanted to take the next step and purchase the business. When his cousin agreed to sell, Abd began looking for financing options. His cousin’s real estate agent recommended an SBA loan and put him in contact with Julia Robertson, one of our experienced Business Development Officers. Julia helped Abd get the documentation he needed to apply for the loan and worked closely with him as the loan went into closing. Ultimately, Julia helped Abd get the financing he needed to acquire the business, along with additional working capital to maintain cash flow.

Abd Qoran had this to say about his partnership with Julia:

Julia is the easiest, most professional person I’ve ever worked with. I can’t say enough good things about her. Working with Julia was so easy because she helped me through the loan process and answered all of my questions.

We’re glad to have partnered with Abd to help him achieve his goal of acquiring the business! We wish him all the success as he embarks on his new journey as a small business owner.