Industry Veteran Charlie Dobyns Targeting Hot Markets for Expansion 

Dacha Beer Garden, DC’s most popular gathering spot and one of the top five beer gardens in the country ranked by USA Today, announced the hiring of Charlie Dobyns, CEO with Strategic Franchise Development, LLC. The industry veteran has more than 20 years of success helping hundreds of major brands with growth and expansion through franchising and is certain Dacha Beer Garden’s proven business model will be attractive to high-end investors.


“We’re excited to take this next step with franchising, and we are confident that Charlie will bring the right opportunities to us,” said Ilya Alter, co-owner of Dacha Beer Garden. “There are several underserved markets on the East Coast and particularly throughout the Southeast that would be ideal for the Dacha Beer Garden brand and culture.”


Dobyns started his career in 1988 when he purchased his first franchise, Dorman’s Tire, and expanded it to 31 units before selling the business. He retired when he was 38 years old, played golf for two years, and then realized he couldn’t get away from the franchising bug and had to get back in the game.


“It’s an honor to have the opportunity to lead Dacha Beer Garden into the next phase of growth and development through franchising,” Dobyns said. “Strategic Franchise Development strives to solve critical franchising issues facing our clients by offering a broad range of services and solutions.


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