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Innovation in non-traditional locations defines Gina Puente's approach to business. When we profiled her in 2010, she told us how her family business, Puente Enterprises, had created La Bodega Winery, a winery in an airport, in the mid-1990s.
  • By Kerry Pipes
  • 3,150    0
California multi-brand franchisee with 7-Eleven and Dickey's Barbecue locations signs development agreement to open more Dickey's restaurants.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 3,168    0
Tom Garrett breaks down his 30 years with Arby's--first as an assistant manager, then as the brand's largest franchisee, and finally as CEO of the franchisor--this way: "I like to say that 25 of those years were great, 3 were mediocre, and 2 were miserable--in that order."
  • By Debbie Selinsky
  • 5,400    7
Baskin-Robbins Grows And Launches New Development Option For Franchisees.
  • 3,130    0
Sun Capital private equity group acquires largest HuHot Mongolian Grill Franchisee.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 3,081    0
Former NFL Cornerback "Retires" To Franchising And Now Shows Other Pro Athletes How They Can Do It, Too.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 6,198    17
Jason Fry won $47 million in the 2008 Florida lottery. He splurged a little but also made some smart business investments with his winnings, like purchasing a Batteries Plus Bulbs franchise.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 5,815    11
Study says franchise businesses to continue growth trend in 2016, outpacing economy-wide pace. But regulations continue to impede potential
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 6,868    0
Annie Aggarwal, whose parents Renu and Bharat Aggarwal moved to Texas from India in 1989, recalls her extended family's surprise in 1997 when her mother decided to use her savings to purchase a Subway franchise in Houston.
  • By Debbie Selinsky
  • 4,164    0
Scott Richburg, a former U.S. Army National Guard officer and owner of an engineering consulting firm, smiles when he recalls the learning curve he faced when he bought his first Sport Clips franchise in 2003.
  • By Debbie Selinsky
  • 3,792    0
Cambridge Franchise Holdings acquires 42 more Burger King restaurants and 5 convenience stores in Tennessee, Mississippi, and Arkansas.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 7,001    2
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Mary and Ferrel Freer often finish each other's sentences. That's most likely because the Flagstaff, Ariz., couple have been married 49 years--and for most of that time have worked together as franchisees for brands including Sizzler, Del Taco, and Hampton Inn & Suites.
  • By Debbie Selinsky
  • 3,692    6
Gina Puente creates success non-traditionally through unique brands and airport locations.
  • By Kerry Pipes
  • 4,338    0
New Franchise Business Review "Best of the Best" report highlights the most satisfied franchisees in the business.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 5,067    2
During the 10 years Kevin Herman worked as a physical therapist providing home care in the Philadelphia area, he heard plenty of stories from patients about the kinds of assistance they needed--and their difficulty in finding those services.
  • By Debbie Selinsky
  • 3,581    0
After Being Arby's largest franchisee - then its CEO - Tom Garrett Is Back In The Franchisee World Again As A Burger King Franchisee Nearing 200 Units.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 6,530    0
Food Service Industry Making A Difference In Childhood Hunger - And Has The Stats To Prove It.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 3,405    0
Two New DreamMakers Franchisees Join the Brand to Build Their Futures and Their Customers' Remodeling Dreams.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 4,047    0
John Judson and his partners have grown their Two Men and a Truck franchises in St. Louis, Chicago, Salt Lake City, and Boston into a 15-franchise operation that brought in $16 million in revenue last year.
  • By Debbie Selinsky
  • 3,790    0
Famous Dave's Announces Refranchising Deal for 7 Locations in Chicago Area Market.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 4,016    0
When Jon-Anthony Lui was growing up, he watched closely as his father achieved success in franchising, selling products such as real estate and insurance. But the bright young entrepreneur found his niche when he began working for Tutor Doctor, which offers one-on-one tutoring to children in the home.
  • By Debbie Selinsky
  • 3,656    0
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Full-time homemaker started with one Subway in 1997 and today operates 55 Subways and 1 Wing Zone.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 6,863    0
When Farouk Diab walks into one of his 18 Wienerschnitzel restaurants wearing a uniform, same as the other workers there, he's making a statement.
  • By Debbie Selinsky
  • 3,917    0
At the age of 39, Becky Finger, a full-time homemaker and mother of three from Cincinnati, went with a friend to visit a Once Upon A Child store in Columbus, a couple of hours away.
  • By Debbie Selinsky
  • 3,951    0
Jon-Anthony Lui was Tutor Doctor's first franchisee to reach $1 million in sales, and in 2014, he became the brand's largest franchisee, and was named Franchisee of the Year.
  • By Debbie Selinsky
  • 3,977    0
Eric Holm may own 31 successful Golden Corral restaurants in Florida and Georgia and run a $150 million business, but his thoughts never stray far from the poverty in which he grew up.
  • By Debbie Selinsky
  • 3,755    2
Largest Hispanic franchisee Guillermo Perales earns IFA's Entrepreneur of the Year award through hard work, success, and community involvement.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 5,543    0
On May 20, 2013, when strong tornadoes tore through Moore, Okla., Brandon Boozer and his family were lucky. Their home wasn't damaged, though some of their closest neighbors lost everything.
  • By Debbie Selinsky
  • 3,384    0
During this season of thanksgiving Golden Corral franchisee Eric Holm will be giving back to the community and remembering where he came from.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 3,958    0
Some people are born with a deep desire to win. They are passionate, determined, aggressive, and persistent. We've come to label these multi-unit franchisees "Dominators."
  • By Kerry Pipes
  • 3,167    0
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