You never know what could ruin you — and what will save you.

Hwy 55 Burgers, Shakes & Fries, formerly known as Andy’s, spent 20 years nestled quietly in North Carolina until they started franchising outside of the state in 2012. They expanded at an astonishing rate, in two years selling franchising rights for nearly 1,000 stores worldwide and becoming recognized as one of the best franchises in the United States. For founder and CEO Kenney Moore, who grew up poor and destined for a lifetime of anonymous mediocrity, it was the American Dream come true.

But along the way, mistakes and personal demons Moore thought he buried in the past caught up to him, and they threatened to destroy everything.

Behind the Drive covers Moore and Hwy 55’s fight to survive and explores the good, the bad, and the ugly of what it really means to chase the American Dream. The result is a raw, honest story perfect for our anxious, cynical time, a story that says despite our past, our fears, or our failures, although the American Dream might look different than it used to, it’s still very much alive — and, as Moore discovers, can take us as far as we dare to imagine.

Available in hardback, 275 pages. 

Behind the Drive Hwy 55 excerpts

Behind the Drive Hwy 55 Buy

Discounted pricing is available for bulk orders and booksellers.

Praise for Behind the Drive

  • Brilliant ... Beautifully written, simply thrilling ... One of the bravest books I've read in a long time ... Essential for anybody who wants more out of life.

    Pat Williams, Orlando Magic Senior VP and bestselling author
  • A great read! Kenney Moore understands that the business of people is people.

    Jim Hunter, bestselling author of The Servant
  • Kenney Moore is a rebel with a heart of gold — and with a story our world needs right now ... Whoever you are, Behind the Drive is a must-read for anybody with a dream.

    Kennan Burch, Founder and CEO of Brand Catalyst Partners
  • Kenney Moore has lived an inspirational life, reflected perfectly in this book.

    Samir Gupte, former VP of Culture at Darden Restaurants

About the Authors

The authors are available individually and together for media requests and event appearances, including speaking
engagements, conferences, workshops, consulting, and more. All inquiries can be made using the Contact form below.

brandon sneed behind the drive author


Brandon Sneed is an author and journalist whose work has been published by ESPN The Magazine, GQ, SB Nation, and more, with one of his stories named a Notable Selection in Best American Sports Writing 2014. Behind the Drive is his second book. His first was The Edge of Legend. He lives in Greenville, N.C. with his wife, Katie, and their newborn son, Jonah. For more information, visit

kenny moore hwy 55 ceo book


Kenney Moore is the president and founder of Hwy 55 Burgers, Shakes & Fries, which he started in 1991 as Andy’s Cheesesteaks and Cheeseburgers. Franchise Business Review named Hwy 55 one of 2015’s Top 200 Franchises in the Country and “Best In Category” for Food and Dining. He lives in Mount Olive, N.C. with his wife, Karen, with whom he has two sons and two daughters. For more information, visit


Updates on where you can meet the authors and/or hear from them in the media.

3.14.15 | Mount Olive, N.C.

There will be a book release party at the Hwy 55 in Mount Olive, which played a critical role in the story, starting at 8 p.m.

3.16.15 | The Daily Reflector

Whether you know it as Andy’s or Hwy 55, what Kenney Moore started back in 1991 as a 28-year-old intent on making his mark has stacked up as one world’s fastest growing franchises.

But the road to fast food fame has not always been a fast track. Personal and professional obstacles tormented his drive to climb from the status of poor coutry boy to owner of an empire. “Behind the Drive,” a book co-authored by Greenville’s Brandon Sneed and released this month, documents that story.

3.18.15 | Greenville, N.C.

Kenney Moore will speak at the March 2015 Called 2 Business luncheon, and both authors will sign books following the event.

3.19.15 | Gangrey the Podcast

Host Matt Tullis talks Behind the Drive, writing, and more with author Brandon Sneed.

3.24.15 | Wilson, N.C.

Kenney Moore will deliver the keynote at the 64th Annual 4-H Livestock Show Banquet, which starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Wilson Agricultural Center. Books will be available for purchase. Both Moore and author Brandon Sneed will sign books afterward.

4.9.15 | Mount Olive, N.C.

Kenney Moore will speak to the Mount Olive Rotary Club at 12 noon at Ribeye's Restaurant. Books will be available for purchase, and both Moore and author Brandon Sneed will sign books afterward.

4.9.15 | Wilmington, N.C.

Kenney Moore and Brandon Sneed will sign books at the Hwy 55 on Gordon Road in Wilmington from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

4.12 - 4.15.15 | Las Vegas, NV

Author Brandon Sneed will be at the NAB Show in Vegas.

4.20.15 | Wilson, N.C.

Author Brandon Sneed will speak and read at Barton College's 2015 Creative Writing Symposium.

4.21.15 | Goldsboro, N.C.

Kenney Moore will speak to the Goldsboro Rotary Club at 12 noon at the Lane Tree Golf Club. Books will be available for purchase, and both Moore and author Brandon Sneed will sign books afterward.

5.2.15 University of Mt. Olive

Kenney Moore will deliver the commencement address

5.18.15 Barnes & Noble | Greenville, N.C.

Brandon Sneed will discuss BEHIND THE DRIVE and more at the Barnes & Noble on Evans Street from 7-9 p.m.

5.20.15 - 8.26.15 | Greenville N.C. Umbrella Market

Brandon Sneed and/or Kenney Moore will be at the Greenville N.C. Umbrella Market every Wednesday from 5-8 p.m.

Contact Us

This contact form will get you in touch with the publisher regarding just about anything:

  • wholesale order information
  • media requests
  • speaking engagements
  • event appearances
  • digital high-fives

Look forward to hearing from you!