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The millionaire club grows every year--just think of a franchise as the secret handshake that gets you in.

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

The next time you hit the drive-thru or hire a service franchise, think about this: One of those people on the other side of the counter or phone may just be a millionaire.

Franchising is the source for thousands of quiet success stories. To illustrate the beauty of buying into a proven system, we found three franchisees who, with old-fashioned hard work and dedication, have joined our economy's million-dollar club. And while their lives are rarely flashy, these millionaire franchisees have progressed by doing what really matters: realizing dreams.

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