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Out With the Old

Get 2005 off to a fresh start with one of these new franchises.

This story appears in the December 2004 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

With names like Domino's and McDonald's, you might thinkof as the ultimate old boy's network. Nothing couldbe further from the truth. Franchising has always depended oninnovative, up-and-coming-yes, even trendy-concepts to fuel itsenviable staying power and growth. But where do you, the franchisebuyer, find these if they haven't yet made it toyour corner of the country? Not to worry; we've compiledinformation on the newest franchises to hit the market, so you canget 'em while they're hot.

Our Top New Franchiselisting provides information on companies that started franchisingin the past five years. The listing isn't intended to endorseany specific franchise. Rather, it's a first step in your ownresearch, which should include reading the franchise company'sliterature (including its Uniform Franchise Offering Circular),calling and visiting existing franchisees, and consulting anattorney and an accountant.To view our listing of new franchises,click here.

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