You have to flip a lot of burgers to make it in franchising.
Becoming a franchisee no longer means you have to ask "Do you want fries with that?" The real growth in franchising in the 1990s has been in specialized service providers--especially business-to-business and homebased--and not in fast-food restaurants. Franchising has spread into other industries and professions. With pet-sitting services, real estate brokerages and funeral homes now being franchised, the burger image is fading fast.