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Never Say Die

How a family beat the odds (and the weather) to improve a franchise

This story appears in the December 2002 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

They started out 10 years ago with no experience and an out-of-place Back Yard Burgers restaurant. But Scott Prewitt, 33, brother Steven Prewitt, 39, and brother-in-law Tony Mansoor, 31, overcame the obstacles . . . and revolutionized the Back Yard Burgers franchise system along the way.

"One of our goals was to move as a family to the mountains of western North Carolina," Scott explains. The Jackson, Mississippi, natives began researching Back Yard Burgers as a means to realize their dreams.

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