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How a Former Denny's Waitress Amassed an Empire of Over 75 Denny's Locations
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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.
Papa John's Founder on What Makes an Outstanding Franchisee
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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.
Catherine Clifford
A Franchise Leader on the Benefits and Challenges of Multi-Unit Ownership
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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.
Tracy Stapp Herold
Beware of These 10 Franchise Ownership Myths
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Beware of These 10 Franchise Ownership Myths

What to consider when weighing a decision to become a franchisee.
Joel Libava
The Top 10 Franchises of 2014
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The Top 10 Franchises of 2014

These 10 franchises are leading the way into the New Year.
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How 3 Franchisees Beat the Odds

Cancer, severe weather, economic uncertainty -- three franchise owners share their personal stories of overcoming obstacles to achieve success.
Gwen Moran
How One Sandwich Company Cracked the Franchise Top 10

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
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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
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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
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An Investigative Report on Franchise Profits

How much money can franchisees actually earn running their businesses?
10 Promising New Franchises
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10 Promising New Franchises

These small franchises with distinctive concepts show signs of growth.
Tracy Stapp Herold
Why a Franchising Veteran Launched an Employee Stock Plan
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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
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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
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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.