About NRD

Aziz Hashim founded NRD after moving to Atlanta in 1996. He began with one KFC unit, and followed that with a Subway next door. Within three years he'd grown his empire to 10 units. Soon after, he would grow the company to over 60 units, becoming one of the top 200 franchise operators in the U.S with several high-profile brands including: Popeye's®, Subway®, KFC®, Taco Bell®, and more.

Hashim expanded NRD’s portfolio with the international retail company, Dandle, Inc., in 2010 as a franchisee of PetValu, a major pet-supply franchisor in Canada, and with his investment in Winston Resources Inc., a Canadian public mineral company with projects in Gold and other natural resources. NRD’s portfolio continued to expand internationally in 2013, with Impact Investments, LLC, for business ventures in Africa.

Franchising has evolved into one of the largest segments of the US economy. With over 4,000 brands available to potential franchisees, navigating through the myriad of choices has become increasingly difficult.

Through 25 years of experience in franchising with multiple brands, NRD's seasoned management team has developed the ability to identify franchisors and franchise management teams which have the potential to become excellent franchise opportunities for entrepreneurs.