Mike Handy

Mike Handy

Head of Training

About Mike

Mike is a serial entrepreneur, consultant and corporate trainer with a passion for teaching, coaching and mentoring. At IFPG, Mike shares his industry experience and expertise with our newest franchise consultants. He draws from his deep  knowledge to teach the skills and tools necessary to become the best in the business.

Mike started OrderUp.com in 1991 and worked with local entrepreneurs to launch 84 restaurant delivery services in the United States and all around the world. In 2009, Mike started GoWaiter Franchise which quickly grew to more than 35 units in 11 states tracking over $10 million in sales. GoWaiter was acquired in 2013 and since then, Mike has worked as a Franchise Consultant and a Food Service Consultant. Many nationally-recognized franchise companies hire Mike to consult with their sales and operations. His vast success in the Restaurant Delivery Service Industry led Mike to his newest endeavor, as founder and CEO of Takeout Waiter Franchise System.

Mike’s insights on IFPG

“I feel that I am an entrepreneur with a servant’s heart.  I knew early on that I wanted to be in business for myself with no limitations on my personal and business growth.  As I bought, built, franchised and sold more than 150 businesses over the past 30 years, I realized that I also have a passion for training, motivating, coaching, consulting and helping people take their lives to the next level through business ownership. Working as an IFPG contributing member, Franchisor and Franchise Broker has allowed me to fulfill all of my professional aspirations.  I am blessed to have this great opportunity to teach people how to offer such great opportunities.

Seven years ago I met the Founder and CEO of IFPG, Don Daszkowski.  During our first conversation, we talked about our passion for improving the franchise industry by creating standards, procedures and best practices for Franchise Consultants/Brokers that were not only profitable for all involved but ethical as well.  The one thing that impressed me most about Don was that he was a down to earth great guy and truly wanted to do the right thing.  I’m proud to say that many years later, the IFPG Team maintains that culture.

I take the responsibility of training Franchise Brokers very seriously.  I am dedicated to constantly upping my game, learning from my own experiences as well as my successful peers and enhancing the training I deliver so that Franchise Brokers/Consultants have the absolute best chance of success possible.  I love the phrase, “people don’t care how much you know, until they know how much you care.” Well I care about the success of my trainees, and I will teach them everything I know in order for you to be successful.”

Contact Mike Handy

Phone: (888) 977-IFPG ext 111


Fax: (888) 897-3946