Franchise Success Stories
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At age 16, Dawn Lafreeda began working at Denny's as a hostess. Three decades later, she's the largest single-owner franchisee in the system.
John Schnatter started what is now a billion-dollar pizza franchise in a broom closet. Now, there are 4,500 Papa Johns restaurants located across the globe.
He started his life in franchising at age 14, mopping floors at a Burger King. Today, Aziz Hashim owns 35 franchises and employs 700 people.
What to consider when weighing a decision to become a franchisee.
These 10 franchises are leading the way into the New Year.
Cancer, severe weather, economic uncertainty -- three franchise owners share their personal stories of overcoming obstacles to achieve success.
A focus on franchisee selection, training and operations helped Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches reach number five on the Franchise 500 list this year.
Positive culture and a commitment to health, family and safety have taken a 24-hour gym concept to the top of the 2014 Franchise 500.
French Fry Heaven feeds an insatiable demand for fries and franchises.
How much money can franchisees actually earn running their businesses?
These small franchises with distinctive concepts show signs of growth.
Kelly Saxton has spent over 30 years running restaurant franchises, and one thing he's learned is that good employees are crucial to success and should be rewarded.
One entrepreneur's inspiring story of how losing her job turned into a booming beauty franchise.
A father and son road trip led them to launch a small pawn shop that grew into a nationwide franchise.
A doggie daycare business and a cloth diaper service find that expanding their horizons was the path to success.
The story of two brothers who brought Soviet inspired coffeehouses to the U.S.
Franchises played a major recovery role in the wake of Sandy, with corporate parents rallying to get local units running so they could help communities in need. Here's how some companies banded together to weather the storm.
Brian Sanders started i9 Sports as a mellower alternative to the competitive nature of youth sports.
How an immigrant family business grew by expanding their menu of Jamaican fast food.
'Franchise King' Joel Libava claims he has cracked the code to what makes a successful franchise owner. Find out if you have what it takes.
This franchise founder bounced back from hardships the first time around and found success at his own speed.
Fondue franchise broadens its reach to new communities to expand its corporate office and franchisees.
Don't just hang up a single sign--build an empire. Here's how one franchisee did it.
How a contrarian approach helped one entrepreneur scale her spa business to more than 25 franchise units in 14 states.
Daniel Pahos shares lessons learned from managing the explosive growth of his Home Instead Senior Care business.