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Power of the Piggy Bank

A list of franchises that cater to kids--and their parents

This story appears in the November 2009 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

They may not be able to vote, but the under-18 set still has plenty of influence--especially when it comes to spending.

And there are numerous franchises looking to capitalize on that by catering to kids (and their parents). Our list of family-oriented franchises includes companies offering art classes and sports programs, toy stores and child care. This list is not a ranking and is not intended to endorse any specific franchise. Rather, it's a first step toward your own research, which should include reading the company's Franchise Disclosure Document, talking to current and former franchisees and consulting with an attorney and an accountant.

Candy Stores

Chocolate Apothecary

Chocolate shop & cafe


Total cost: $153.4K-230.1K

Total franchises: 2

Company-owned: 1

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