Five Guys success story: 1 guy, a timely recession, a big dream – and milkshakes!

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Cort Mendez, built a NH burger empire, one franchise at a time.
Cort Mendez, switched career gears and built a NH burger empire, one franchise at a time.

Screen Shot 2015-09-10 at 10.22.37 AMFive Guys Burgers and Fries has taken the state by storm. New Hampshire franchise owner Cort Mendez left a career in medical devices sales to eventually acquire exclusive Five Guys franchise rights in New Hampshire.

Six years later, the chain of 1,300 restaurants finds 10 of them here, with more to come.

His is a great story of an American dream in life’s second act.

Click here for more on New Hampshire’s Five Guys restaurants (Concord, Dover, Derry, Manchester, Nashua (2 locations), Seabrook, Portsmouth, Keene and West Lebanon.)

Longtime broadcaster and author – and now podcaster – Mike Morin, explores mid-life changes that redirect our path toward happiness with Reset: 40 is the New Happy podcast series.

Mike Morin is a broadcaster, author, speaker and now podcaster, busy celebrating life’s second acts via the airwaves. Maybe you can help: Are you rediscovering yourself beyond 40? Do you  have an interesting “second-act” to share? Do you know someone who left their career to follow their dreams? Contact Morin at and you could be the next person to add “inspirational voice of reinvention” to your resume by sharing your story on Reset: 40 is the New Happy.

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