Franchises

'Let's Get FYZICAL' Is the Path Forward for This Franchisee-Physical Therapist
Franchise Players

'Let's Get FYZICAL' Is the Path Forward for This Franchisee-Physical Therapist

Gina Reullion transformed her PT practice into a franchise model to avoid the "business headaches" corporate competitors gave her.
Entrepreneur Staff
Move Over, Philly Cheese Steaks: This Franchisee Is a Booster for the Benefits of Jamba Juice
Franchise Players

Move Over, Philly Cheese Steaks: This Franchisee Is a Booster for the Benefits of Jamba Juice

Andreana Chryssos wants to sell Philadelphia to her franchise's selection of nutritious fruits and vegetables.
Entrepreneur Staff
Meet the Ambitious Franchisees Who Turned Modest Investments Into Bustling Businesses
Franchises

Meet the Ambitious Franchisees Who Turned Modest Investments Into Bustling Businesses

Low-cost franchises are proving lucrative for those willing to put the time and energy into building them up.
This Band of Brothers Operates 3 Franchises at 18 Locations Across 4 States
Franchise Players

This Band of Brothers Operates 3 Franchises at 18 Locations Across 4 States

Jesse Keyser jumped into franchising first, before taking little brother (and new college grad) Charles under his wing.
Entrepreneur Staff
9 Success Habits of Wealthy People That Cost Nothing
Habits

9 Success Habits of Wealthy People That Cost Nothing

Money isn't everything but lack of money is a lame excuse for a lot things.
John Rampton
Arby's Bids Farewell to Its Favorite Hater, Jon Stewart, With an Ad Featuring His Insults
Arby's

Arby's Bids Farewell to Its Favorite Hater, Jon Stewart, With an Ad Featuring His Insults

The chain proved its brand savvy as it bid Stewart #JonVoyage.
Kate Taylor
Becoming a Company's First Non-Corporate Franchise Owner
Franchise Players

Becoming a Company's First Non-Corporate Franchise Owner

Here's how Jeffrey Schwartz was able to confidently become a franchise's first true franchisee.
Kate Taylor
Why This Company Could Reshape Franchise Funding
Franchises

Why This Company Could Reshape Franchise Funding

ApplePie Capital serves up a fresh financing model.
Two Men Accused of Using Taco Bell as a Meth Lab
Taco Bell

Two Men Accused of Using Taco Bell as a Meth Lab

Some off-menu items were allegedly being cooked up at this fast-food joint.
Kate Taylor
Your Franchisor Needs to Give You the Tools to Succeed
Franchise Players

Your Franchisor Needs to Give You the Tools to Succeed

Peter Castorena says that franchisor support was key to becoming a successful Minuteman Press franchisee.
Kate Taylor
Bringing a New Fitness Franchise to the Pacific Northwest
Franchise Players

Bringing a New Fitness Franchise to the Pacific Northwest

Rick Hascall knew that Workout Anytime would be a hit in Oregon and the surrounding area.
Kate Taylor
Brother-Franchisees Who Certainly 'Tasted' the Goods Before Committing
Franchise Players

Brother-Franchisees Who Certainly 'Tasted' the Goods Before Committing

Rahul and Rohit Arora worked at Blimpie restaurants as managers for 10 years before making the move to ownership.
Entrepreneur Staff
Meet the Renaissance Restaurant Man: Franchisee, Chef, COO
Tastemakers

Meet the Renaissance Restaurant Man: Franchisee, Chef, COO

Shaun Curtis has more than 15 years of experience at Buffalo's Café. So, when he tells you how to make the perfect chicken wing, you listen.
Kate Taylor
Bouncing Back From Failure, a Fitness Business Gets It Right
Franchisors

Bouncing Back From Failure, a Fitness Business Gets It Right

MaxOut Strength Systems went through a serious rough period.

Franchises are way for companies to expand their business by licensing the rights to third-party retailers or individuals -- or franchisees -- who then can use the franchise’s logo, name and business model.  

There are three different kinds of franchises. They include:

  • Distributorships, such as with Toyota, which licenses the right for a third party to sell the parent company product.

  • Trademark licensing, which allows companies to buy the right to use the parent company’s trademark along with their own brand, such as what Coca-Cola licenses to other companies.

  • Business format franchises, such as Subway, which offer its franchisees the right to sell its goods and/or services using its business model.

Popular franchises: Some examples of popular and well-known franchise models are in the food industry -- many which have gone international -- such as McDonald’sSubway and DominosStarbucks, which is commonly thought to be a franchise, is not. 

For more information about top franchise businesses, check out Entrepreneur's "2015 Franchise 500 Rankings," or get the Entrepreneur Franchise 500.  

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