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Franchising is a business model that has led millions to financial success. Every franchisee has a singular story - of where they've been, how they chose franchising, and of the challenges they've overcome on their pathway to personal and business success. brings these real-life stories to you online. Someday your story may appear here as well.

After two decades in franchising, Shahid Hashmi has an aggressive growth plan that he predicts will top $150 million in revenue in the next 10 years.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 13,267 Reads 4 Shares
Franchisees looking for insights into succeeding with a partner can learn a thing or two from multi-brand franchisees Judy Ewing-Lonetti and Sandy Dunn.
  • Helen Bond
  • 5,795 Reads 16 Shares
Steve Sager has relied on forward-thinking innovation to build a career that includes opening more than 265 Subway stores during his 30 years in the business.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 9,306 Reads 28 Shares
Anand Gala makes moves that simplify his approach, refocus his energy, and help grow his franchise operation.
  • Kerry Pipes
  • 7,300 Reads 13 Shares
McAlister's Deli signs several new development agreements in Georgia and Florida and plans to open its first restaurants in Orlando and Southwest Florida.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 7,582 Reads 20 Shares
Kevin Green is a Bruegger's Bagels multi-unit franchisee in the Raleigh-Durham market. He made a successful career transition from teach to franchisee.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 7,343 Reads
When it comes to operating multiple brands, Craig Comer has discovered that differences can attract--profits, that is, for his two very different service brands.
  • Helen Bond
  • 7,157 Reads 1 Shares
Guillermo Medellin brought his business savvy, experience, and smarts to the U.S. in 2009 and now operates three successful Russo's New York Pizzeria locations in Houston.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 6,173 Reads 12 Shares
Mike Orcutt left Domino's corporate for the franchisee life in 1990. He's built a great "team," achieved success, and now oversees more than 100 Domino's locations.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 16,909 Reads 59 Shares
Simplification and a renewed focus on business and life have taken center stage for Anand Gala since we profiled him in 2010.
  • Kerry Pipes
  • 5,107 Reads 8 Shares
Longtime Tennessee multi-brand operator adds Quaker Steak & Lube to his portfolio. The deal marks the first Tennessee location for the brand.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 6,453 Reads 3 Shares
Multi-Unit Franchisee magazine recognizes franchisee excellence with MVP Awards at the 2015 Multi-Unit Franchising Conference.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 7,277 Reads 51 Shares
When it comes to franchising, Shahid Hashmi has just one regret: he wishes he'd gotten into it earlier.
  • Helen Bond
  • 7,198 Reads 2 Shares
We've rounded up another "Mega 99" issue--and that means some big numbers.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 7,478 Reads
Richard Paek oversees his 75 Jiffy Lube locations by creating an open channel of sharing and communicating with his employees.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 9,737 Reads 72 Shares
Gary Grace has spent nearly four decades in franchising and has racked up several major achievements and milestones along the way.
  • 7,244 Reads 2 Shares
Jeff Tews and Susan Rather are a married couple who have been BrightStar Care franchisees since 2006. They oversee four territories in seven counties in South Central Wisconsin and are passionate about their brand and business.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 5,301 Reads
Golden Corral franchisee uses a people-centered formula that brings success to his business and fuels his desire to give back to his community.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 7,326 Reads
Valvoline Instant Oil Change franchisee Don Smith is getting bigger and better, and "killing the competition."
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 5,101 Reads
Watermill Express franchisee sells purified water while staying actively involved and giving back routinely his community.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 4,954 Reads
Army veteran Jim Lager turns to franchising model where he prefers a hands-on approach, streamlined systems, and a drive to teach others.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 5,824 Reads
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Alvaro Garcia already has 21 Jersey Mike's Subs locations in Southern California under his belt. And now he is in the midst of an aggressive 70-store development plan that matches an equally fierce work ethic.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 11,491 Reads 3 Shares
Franchisee says growing up in India was by far the most influential factor in propelling him to seek a better future for his family in America.
  • Debbie Selinsky
  • 8,159 Reads 18 Shares
Alvaro Garcia epitomizes the proverbial American dream. With 21 Jersey Mike's Subs locations in Southern California already under his belt, Garcia is in the midst of an aggressive 70-store development plan that matches an equally fierce work ethic.
  • Helen Bond
  • 12,400 Reads 6 Shares
Sam Anabi has always gained satisfaction from helping others. The former La Verne, Calif. police officer found great fulfillment in law enforcement before an injury changed his career-path.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 11,094 Reads 7 Shares
Don Smith is an eternal optimist. And for Smith, the first and largest Valvoline Instant Oil Change franchisee, this positive outlook has paid off.
  • Helen Bond
  • 12,123 Reads 308 Shares
Thomas Maguire operates a PuroClean franchise to help home owners and business owners with property damage restoration, emergency clean up, and repair services for home owners.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 7,936 Reads 2 Shares
Jeff Tews and Susan Rather were married for just a year when they entered a new venture as franchisees in the home care field.
  • Helen Bond
  • 7,043 Reads
Gary Grace's life in franchising has been marked by several major achievements and milestones.
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 5,709 Reads
Two diverse partners blend together to be active in their Checkers franchiser business and their community.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 5,887 Reads

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