Q-and-A: Costa Vida CEO Sean Collins

03/10/2013 | FastCasual.com

After five years as Costa Vida franchisees, Sean Collins and Dave Rutter bought the fresh-Mex chain in 2009 and have since grown from 23 to 49 units. Same-store sales growth has increased each year. "Ultimately, it was a situation where we knew we could use our past experience within the food industry and as entrepreneurs to grow Costa Vida into a much larger brand," said Collins, who plans to expand the chain to 500 units by 2016.

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