Iraq War Vet and His Wife Open New Restaurant in Cheraw

For Kevin and Fran Adcock, owning a Hwy 55 was a big decision, partly made possible by Kevin's service.

“I left a pretty decent job. We made a pretty good living. This was kind of our whole life savings," Kevin told WBTW in 2014. "I think that Iraq made this possible for me. When you go to a place like Iraq or Afghanistan or something like that, you do things that you don't even know you're capable of. I wasn't sure I was ready to run my own business before that, but coming back I knew that I could do things I never thought I could do."

For years, Kevin and Fran had talked about going into business for themselves. But Kevin's service, coupled with Hwy 55's support system, gave the couple the confidence they needed to make it happen—they opened their first Hwy 55 in Cheraw, South Carolina last July, and have guided it to success ever since. 

Now, the Adcocks have the opportunity to create something that's their own—and help others in the process.

"Part of what we are trying to do is trying to help young people from three communities," Kevin told WBTW. "Young people can come work here and we can help them to become better people in general."

Hwy 55 has partnered with VetFran to offer 10% off veterans' franchise fees. To learn more, visit our franchising page