The Annual Area Developer 50 - Top Multi-Unit Franchise Systems

Release Date: August 20, 2005

50 of the Top Multi-Unit Franchise Systems will be represented in a number of different categories in this new must-read edition.

Area Developer, the only magazine dedicated exclusively to multi-unit franchising, will take an indepth look at the expanding multi-unit franchise landscape. This industry first drill-down will identify those franchise systems that have substantial numbers of multi unit franchisees and meet specific baseline standards.

The following rankings will be included:
50 Franchisors with the highest percentages of Multi-Unit Franchisees versus Single Unit Franchisees
50 Franchisors with the highest numbers of franchise units operated by Multi-Unit Franchisees.
50 Franchisors with the highest Multi-Unit Franchisees.

Franchising is changing. The industry has matured and entered a new, more professional phase. Bigger players have arrived who are having an increasing impact and changing the rules of the game. And growth-oriented franchisors, eager to work with these experienced, successful business owners, are signing ever-larger deals for franchise development. This activity, a major shift, has attracted big money in the form of financial companies and investment firms, who know a good thing when they see it and want to get in on the ground floor.

Nor is this new wave of savvy business professionals content to put all their investment eggs into one concept, no matter how successful it is. Many are expanding into multiple brands to maximize geographic penetration, or to provide a hedge against changing market trends. The result? An unprecedented flow of capital into franchising - accompanied by unprecedented opportunities.

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Published: June 1st, 2005

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