OUT TO LUNCH finds Baton Rouge Business Report Editor Stephanie Riegel combining her hard news journalist skills and food background: conducting business over lunch. Baton Rouge has long had a storied history of politics being conducted over meals, now the Capital Region has an equivalent culinary home for business: Mansur’s. Each week Stephanie holds court over lunch at Mansur’s and invites members of the Baton Rouge business community to join her. You can also hear the show on WRKF 89.3FM.
Ted Kergan is the largest franchisee of Sonic drive in restaurants in the state of Louisiana. Ted owns 58 Sonic locations in the central and southern part of the state.
That sounds like a lot but it's just a fraction of the more than 150 Sonic restaurants Ted has developed during his nearly 40-year career.
Ted Kergan is originally from Detroit. Ted began his career in 1977 as a managing partner in an Alexandria Sonic restaurant. He eventually became a partner in the operation with his brother, the late Gary Kergan, who was murdered in 1984. Anyone who has been around Baton Rouge for a number of years know that Ted played a key role in solving the high profile crime and bringing Gary’s killers to justice, though not until nearly 30 years had passed.
In the meantime,Ted was growing his company and has been recognized as one of the top franchise outlets in the country.
Join Stephanie Riegel on this edition of Out to Lunch at Mansurs on the Boulevard for a fascinating, frank look into the life and business of one of Louisiana's most successful businessmen.