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Meet Bryan Weinstein

Bryan Weinstein, founder, and CEO of Bar-B-Clean is an experienced leader in the grilling industry. An experienced leader in the grilling industry, he has a distinct background in business ownership and franchising.

Weinstein created Bar-B-Clean, a franchised barbecue cleaning service when he noticed how dirty his barbecue was. After searching for a good cleaner, and not finding one, he decided to start his own company.

Bar-B-Clean offers residential and commercial customers a convenient, low-cost grill-cleaning solution to help maximize the life of grills by using biodegradable, non-toxic cleaning products to remove the carcinogenic chemicals that are left behind and that transfer to your food when cooked. There are 20 Bar-B-Clean locations spread across seven states, including Arizona, California, Florida, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas.

Where did the idea for your company come from?

Bar-B-Clean was born one evening in 2011 when I went out to my patio to fire up my grill for the first time that year. When I opened the lid, I saw crusted-on food, spots of mold and others manner of filth that would not be tolerated on any other cooking equipment.

What does your typical day look like and how do you make it productive?

The majority of my daily grind is supporting the existing franchisees and another side is recruiting. I made a conscious decision a while back that as more and more franchisees come on board (we currently have 10), I need to focus on them and their success.

What is one habit of yours that makes you more productive as an entrepreneur?

I’m not a very habitual person and so I tend to be day-to-day and very in the moment.

What is one failure you had as an entrepreneur, and how did you overcome it?

Early on in franchising, I was eager to get some franchisees on board and grow the network. But I could have done a better job up front in making sure they were absolutely the right people for the business and for the franchise community.

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