Mobile bar franchise owner teaches daughters importance of business and giving back

Audrey Mullins

Right before getting to be a franchise owner of With A Twist, a cellular bartending company, Audrey Mullins used most of her existence as a caregiver.

At 19, she experienced her first kid and experienced an untraditional faculty journey as she’d acquire time off and adjust her course schedules to treatment for her father, who had renal failure. Following his demise, Mullins then had to consider care of her mother. 

She went on to have two other small children with her spouse, Dennis Mullins, who previously had a daughter as effectively. Now, she operates With A Twist Bartending with her three daughters— Audriana, Vannessa and Megan.

As of this April, Mullins was handed the reins to not only the Dallas region (which companies Lake Highlands, East Dallas, Oak Cliff and Preston Hollow), but all of Texas for With A Twist Bartending operations. That puts her in the 31% of minority franchise homeowners and 5% of Black franchise entrepreneurs.

Each individual location has 12 licensed bartenders and workforce qualified prospects to maintain matters in check out when Mullins cannot physically be at an event. She and her teams established up all the things and provide, but they really do not transport alcoholic beverages. Which is shipped separately.

“We deliver to your party, and I just manufactured sure that my bartenders are qualified and they know that if anyone has much too substantially to consume, we minimize them off.” she says. “I’m serious agency about that for the reason that I experienced a very good mate of mine, just a year ago currently, who received killed by a drunk driver.”

Maria Avdeeva, by using Unsplash

Each individual team direct is issued a credit history card for other supplies they may require for their mobile bar. Mullins also notes her franchise receives 20 event prospects a day requesting bartending products and services.

“I talked to my daughters and I said, ‘I know we can do this,’” Mullins says. “We talked about it, and then I went for it. And, personally, I imagined this was genuinely vital for my daughters to see. You have constantly found me be mom, now you get to see the company aspect of me.”

Her daughter Audriana puts the qualified prospects, or event requests, into their party temple, which is the plan utilized to manage the leads. Vanessa then follows up with clients and locks in the function. Megan handles items on the HR conclusion. 

As for Mullins, she will get the corporate accounts and the venues for the functions.

It is not just about receiving drinks to individuals. Mullins states she thinks in the relevance of providing again, such as to her friend’s golf tournament in San Antonio and 100 Black Males in Dallas.

“My friend, Carla Sizer, her son, Dane, was killed. So, this yr I will go in when she has her golfing tournament. Then I will go and we will donate our solutions to her and there’s a few of far more than I’m on the lookout into.”

Extra particulars and companies from With A Twist can be located on the web site.