While Y2K didn't bring calamity, as many people thought, it did bring monumental changes. We're entering the new year having survived a time of great economic gain and eventual losses, a seemingly never-ending presidential election, all-time low unemployment, and an all-time high rate of home ownership. So what awaits us as we transition into 2001?
More change, at least in the realm of Entrepreneur's Franchise 500®. 2001 was the year Subway reclaimed the top spot and new categories were added to the list. Here are a few other major trends we noticed while compiling our 22nd annual Franchise 500®.
- Chicken Wing Restaurants
- Computer/Technology Businesses
- Family-Style Restaurants
- Home Decorators
- Printing And Postal Services
- Renamed Staffing Firms
- Decline Of Juice Bars