Drew Brees is an experienced multi-unit operator of Jimmy John’s and franchisor for Walk On’s Sports Bistreaux, Stretch Zone, Everbowl and Smalls Sliders. In addition to his entrepreneurial success, Brees is the 2009 Super Bowl XLIV Champion and MVP-winning quarterback for the New Orleans Saints, and has been named 2004 Comeback Player of the Year, 2006 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year and 1st Team All-Pro, 2007 PFWA George S. Halas Courage Award recipient, NFL Offensive Player of the Year (2008, 2011), 2009 Bert Bell Award recipient, 2010 ESPY Award Best Male Athlete, 2010 Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year, 2010 Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year, 2011 Athletes in Action/Bart Starr Award and Man of the Year. In 2018, Brees broke the NFL’s all-time passing yardage record, and in 2019 broke the NFL’s all-time passing touchdown record. Brees finished his 20 year career with 80,358 yards passing, 571 TDs, and was a elected to 13 Pro Bowls.
In 2010 Brees authored the book, “Coming Back Stronger: Unleashing the Hidden Power of Adversity” which became a NY Times Best Seller. More important than anything, Drew’s role as husband, father, and community leader eclipse all of his professional accolades. In 2003, Drew and his wife Brittany Brees created the Brees Dream Foundation, a charity dedicated to improving the quality of life for pediatric cancer patients, rebuilding schools, parks, playgrounds, athletic fields, and funding mentorship & childcare programs. To date, the Foundation has contributed over $50 million towards these causes, and is currently very focused on housing, healthcare and economic development initiatives in the city of New Orleans.
Drew was also a keynote speaker at the 2023 Annual IFA Convention. He shared his wisdom, insights as a franchisor and multi-unit franchisee, and the impact Franworth has had on his entrepreneurial career. Learn more about how the partnership between Brees and Franworth began.