Franchise Success Stories
See who's behind the industry's fastest-growing young franchises—and learn the secret to their rapid-fire success.
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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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.
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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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.
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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.
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