We had the good fortune of connecting with Franny Allen and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Franny, other than deciding to work for yourself, what else do you think played a pivotal role in your story?
When I decided to legitimize my business. I got liability insurance, then my LLC, then my liquor license. I didn’t take any shortcuts. I worked hard and did everything by the book. I always say that legitimizing your business brings longevity.
What should our readers know about your business?
My business is called Franny’s Bartending and Event Services. We are a mobile bartending and beverage catering company that services in and out of the greater Houston metro. In our industry, it is our level of customer service that sets us apart from others. We treat our customers exactly how we would want to be treated by a professional company. We are most excited about gaining our liquor license which lets us host cash bars and gives us more opportunities. We got to where we are because we are dependable, reliable and we tended to care more about the clients’ need than the money gained. Blessings come in all shapes and sizes. We believed that everyone deserved to be special on their special day. It definitely wasn’t easy, we started in 2016 with training wheels on. And now in 2020 we’ve mastered the unicycle and are looking for what’s next. We overcame our challenges by reaching a level of trust and communication with all of our clients. That system has carried us forward. My brand, Franny’s, means quality service. On our website, you’ll find this quote. “Customers may forget what you said, but they’ll never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Monday, Day 1 – We would check into our hotel, Hotel Indigo. This hotel is funky, chic, and charming. We would go grab breakfast at the Breakfast Klub off of Travis Street. Then we would head to Zalla massage, then end the night at Sambuca’s for their amazing happy hour. Tuesday, Day 2 – Wake up and hit the museum district. Check out the local eateries. Wednesday, Day 3 – Hit the Montrose area for thrift shopping and take a cooking class together with famous chef Jenny on the Go 365. Thursday, Day 4 – Head to the Galleria for more shopping and have lunch at the Westin. Friday, Day 5 – Hang out by the texas pool at the Houston Marquee. End the night at Perry’s Steakhouse with those amazing pork chops. Saturday, Day 6 – Take a nice walk at Memorial Park, catch a yoga class. Then have brunch at Max’s Wine Dive. Sunday, Day 7 – Catch brunch and libations at Boss Cat Kitchen off of Westheimer.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
God. My husband. My right hand, Chaya. My assistant, Gwynne. My team of amazing bartenders snd close friends. My husband’s family. The venue owners, management, and other vendors that I’ve come to know and love.
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