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How a Former Denny's Waitress Amassed an Empire of Over 75 Denny's Locations
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.
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Papa John's Founder on What Makes an Outstanding Franchisee
John Schnatter started what is now a billion-dollar pizza franchise in a broom closet. Now, there are 4,500 Papa John's restaurants located across the globe.
A Franchise Leader on the Benefits and Challenges of Multi-Unit Ownership
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.
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Beware of These 10 Franchise Ownership Myths
What to consider when weighing a decision to become a franchisee.
The Top 10 Franchises of 2014
These 10 franchises are leading the way into the New Year.
How 3 Franchisees Beat the Odds
Cancer, severe weather, economic uncertainty -- three franchise owners share their personal stories of overcoming obstacles to achieve success.
How One Sandwich Company Cracked the Franchise Top 10
A focus on franchisee selection, training and operations helped Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches reach number five on the Franchise 500 list this year.
Meet the Top Franchise of 2014
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.
A French Fry Franchise Finds Success With Belgian-Style Frites
French Fry Heaven feeds an insatiable demand for fries and franchises.
An Investigative Report on Franchise Profits
How much money can franchisees actually earn running their businesses?
10 Promising New Franchises
These small franchises with distinctive concepts show signs of growth.
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Why a Franchising Veteran Launched an Employee Stock Plan
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.
How The Lash Lounge Franchise Extended its Business
One entrepreneur's inspiring story of how losing her job turned into a booming beauty franchise.
Small Used Jewelry Business Leads to a Growing Pawn-Shop Franchise
A father and son road trip led them to launch a small pawn shop that grew into a nationwide franchise.
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