Zack Gates has quite the story.
He opened up his franchise of Lasaters Coffee & Tea three years ago. But before then, he was in the US infantry. His last deployment ended with cardiac failure, three heart surgeries, a pacemaker, and, as a result, medical retirement. He would have been relegated to a desk job, not something Zack was truly interested in.
As fate would have it, he met Mat Lasater, the founder of the Tennessee-based chain and they started talking shop – coffee shop, if you will.
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