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At Pango Financial, we take pride in our entrepreneurs and their accomplishments. The Powered By Pango series highlights our successful entrepreneurs and their stories.

Chris Duggins is a successful owner of multiple Hwy 55 Burgers franchises in Winston Salem and Mt. Airy NC and Blacksburg, VA. Poised to celebrate another big milestone for his business, Chris didn’t start out as an entrepreneur; he spent 24 years with Pepsi Co. where he worked his way from a route driver all the way to Operations Manager.

However, starting a business was a “life-long dream” for Chris. “My grandfather always told me that as long as you are working for someone else you are only making them richer,” he said. So Chris decided to become his own boss. “People were telling me it was too big of a risk to take,” Chris said. His advice for anyone considering opening a business or franchise comes down to trusting instincts. Now looking forward to opening his third franchise location, Chris still has a growth mindset, hoping to add a new location each year in the immediate future.

Chris’s business success is thanks to his hard work and ambition. The DreamSpark plan allowed him to fund his business tax-deferred and penalty-free using his own retirement investments. Pango Financial is proud to count Chris Duggins among our Powered By Pango success stories.