Join us to hear Aziz Hashim discuss What does it take to “Create a Best in Class Culture”?


The Ravinia Club
2 Ravinia Drive
Atlanta, GA 30342
(770) 392-7300

We are honored to have Aziz Hashim, a highly regarded franchisee and executive in the U.S. restaurant and international retail space, discuss how he leads his successful business culture, based in Atlanta.

Mr. Hashim is the President and Chief Executive Officer of NRD Holdings, LLC (NRD), a U.S. company and Dandle, Inc., a Canadian pet-supply company. Mr. Hashim founded NRD in 1996 with one QSR location and has grown the company to over 60 restaurants, including several high-profile brands: Popeyes®, Domino’s Pizza, and Checkers/Rally’s Drive-In Restaurants, Inc®. Mr. Hashim expanded his portfolio with his international retail company, Dandle, Inc., in 2010 as a franchisee of PetValu, a major pet-supply franchisor in Canada. Mr. Hashim has become a leading multi-state, multi-brand and, most recently, multi-national franchisee.

Previously honored as Nation’s Restaurant News Franchisee of the Year and recognized by several franchisors as setting the standard for multi-unit franchisees, Mr. Hashim has been featured, published and quoted in several prestigious industry publications including The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and The Toronto Globe and Mail.

Mr. Hashim also serves on several boards including the Popeyes Foundation, the International Franchise Association, and the Multi-Unit Franchise Conference. He is deeply involved in community service and frequently contributes to the industry at large, sharing his knowledge and experience at major restaurant and franchise conferences. His dynamic leadership and strategy for success is reflected both in his compelling message to the industry and in NRD’s significant and consistent growth.