January 28, 2023

Tamra Kennedy – Taco Johns, Minnesota

In 1984, Tamra found a job as a secretary for a gentleman that owned two franchise restaurants —Taco John’s and Burger King. In 1990, after years of hard work and a mission to understand the industry, Tamra was asked to lead their St. Paul office, and take over the business. Now, Tamra owns and operates seven restaurants throughout the Minneapolis-St. Paul area. She views each of her seven franchises as an opportunity to invest in people, and her community.

“Giving back to our community is always going to mean something very special. We really believe that the very best contribution we give to our community is a beginning place of employment for young people.”

When Tamra learned of potential legislation that will harm and complicate the franchising industry, she wanted to share her story and showcase that franchises are a way to employ countless people and provide them with the skills they need to be valuable in the workforce.