Growler USA • Lake Joy Pavilion • Warner Robins
“Buying a franchise is a big investment and can be a high anxiety time of your life. Susan and her team were very understanding to the challenges that a new business owner faces and helped us work through financial, legal and even franchise issues that sometimes arose. When you work with SPP Commercial, you are getting someone who listens and cares about the success of your business. When maintenance issues occur, I call SPP and they call me back the same day with a timeframe for repair.”
Danny Worthington, Co-Owner of Growler USA
TENANT: When Danny Worthington returned from the Navy, he got a job working as a civilian fire fighter at Warner Robins Air Force Base. Since he grew up in the area, he was excited to be back home but was missing the fun “pub-style” restaurants that he had visited on his military travels. He proposed the idea for a craft beer and pub in Warner Robins with a couple of his firefighter friends, and they loved the concept. After careful research, they chose the Growler USA franchise which combined the best of American food with a beer-centric twist of over 100 brews.
SPP SOLUTION: In November 2016, Danny saw a vacancy at Lake Joy Pavilion which is owned by SPP Commercial and knew that was the location he desired. With a movie theatre and water park across the street and a new hotel under construction, the area was poised for growth. This area of Warner Robins was in the heart of the entertainment district surrounded by middle to upper class neighborhoods which fit the clientele and community he and his partners were looking for.
As a new franchise owner, Danny knew he needed a lot of guidance and a landlord that had business experience and a good understanding of the surrounding marketplace. They were very new to the legal and financial issues involved with franchise purchases and the SPP Team gave him good advice that helped make the process easier. They were very accommodating to their requests for a patio and kitchen modifications that they knew would be an asset for expanded growth.
PLAN FOR SUCCESS: Warner Robins is ranked 6th in the nation as one of the fastest growing metro areas in the United States. Growler USA has thrived as part of the social hub of the city and Danny and his team are loving their location and their growing success. They have a tremendous local following and have been voted “Best of the Best Bar & Pub” in Warner Robins for two years in a row. Danny and his partners have enjoyed creating an engaging destination that serves as a popular gathering place for their community and the Middle Georgia area.