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The nation's 100 fastest-growing franchises

This story appears in the March 2001 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

In our current economy, the battle may not always go to the strong, but the race does often go to the swift. Certainly when it comes to franchising, in the race to establish territories, speed is as significant a factor to franchisors as it is to dotcoms.

Who's the swiftest of the current crop of franchises? Which franchise will be gaining on McDonald's or Mail Boxes Etc. a year from now? While we don't have the technology to fast-forward and find out, we've done the next best thing: We've calculated the franchises that have grown the fastest over the past year.

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