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A New Hope

Will one of these top 50 newcomers to franchising be the answer to your entrepreneurial dreams?

This story appears in the February 2002 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Interested in buying a franchise, but a little bored with the idea of hamburgers, pizza or postal services? Maybe you should consider space-age ice cream, weight loss, chicken wings and dating services. These are just a few of the hot new franchising concepts in 2002.

For more franchises that may be on the verge of a breakthrough, check out this listing of the 50 top companies that started franchising since 1997, ranked here based on their scores in Entrepreneur's January 2002 Franchise 500 listing.

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