by Donald B. Nevard, J.D., General Counsel
For the last couple of years, thieves have turned their attention from the old fare to something new and different — identity theft. This expanding area of criminal activity includes not only the identities of individuals, but also that of small business owners.
Marvin Jirous knows the issues from both the corporate side as well as the franchisee side, having served as president of Sonic Industries from 1973 to 1981 and of Sonic Supply from 1967 to 1972.
If you are of the opinion that the family business is dead in this country, you need only visit the offices of Kinslow and Kinslow to find out that you are dead wrong.
Sonic Franchisee Association Past-President Gary Kinslow has been a member of the Sonic family all of his life and has been in the Sonic business since age 16 when he went to work for his father's Sonic Drive-In in Seminole, OK.
"It was a natural thing for me to do," said Kinslow. "I was a high school student, and like all high school students, I needed cash," Kinslow said he stayed in the business because he wanted to see what it was like from the other side ..."