Anna Dey

For the past 12 years, Anna has dedicated herself almost entirely to one thing- franchising. After just two years in corporate America, she decided she’d rather bet on herself, and hasn’t looked back since.

In 2012, Anna became the Owner-Operator of her first franchise, Anytime Fitness. Under her leadership, the gym earned the coveted “Club Platinum” designation (representing units in the Top 5% of the system), while also winning two National Awards – Community Outreach Club of the Year (2016) and Training Team of the Year (2019).

With a goal of diversification, Anna opened a Clean Eatz healthy Meal Plan franchise in 2018. This franchise has remained in the top 10% of the system and has earned Rookie of the Year (2019), The Founders Award (2020), Overall Franchise of the Year (2021), and Regional Franchise of the Year (2023).

In 2020 (yes, nothing like risk during a pandemic!), Anna diversified further by opening two stand-alone drive-through Smoothie King franchises. These were followed by a second Clean Eatz, a Vitamin Shoppe franchise, a 3-unit Barrio Tacos franchise partnership, and an outdoor bar and Food Truck concept called The Yard on 3rd. Always believing that a strong exit strategy is as important as a market entry strategy, Anna has since successfully sold many units in her portfolio, but remains a multi-unit, multi-brand franchisee.

Having become a franchisee in five systems by the age of 35, Anna demonstrates unparalleled business acumen in the industry. She is now proud to utilize this skillset by helping others take the leap in her role as a Franchise Consultant with FranChoice.

In her time away from work, Anna serves in a volunteer capacity as the Director of her 501(c)(3) charity, The 24 in 24, which has raised over $2.1 million for children battling life-threatening illnesses. She also enjoys spending time with her husband, Michael, who doubles as her graphic designer and business partner, and their two rescued pit bulls, Nika and Tootsie.

Whether you are brand new to entrepreneurship or you’re looking to diversify your current business portfolio, Anna would love to work with you!

Anna can be reached at: or (440) 339-1050.