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Joye and Dave Griffin have always had a singularly focused mindset to succeed in the automotive world, dating back to their college days when they ran a car detailing business out of the back of Dave's pickup truck.
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Bob Middleton has never been a status quo kind of guy. "I have always tried to improve and be the best I can," he says. "Having that mindset has created unexpected opportunities throughout my career.
  • Helen Bond
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One thing we've learned about Greg Cutchall over the years is that when it comes to his business dealings, he never sits still.
  • Kerry Pipes
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For Alexander C. Johnson, giving back to his community is part of his nature. This second-generation franchisee is now paying it forward, sharing his know-how and leadership skills with the next generation as they navigate their way through the food and hospitality industry.
  • Helen Bond
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Entrepreneur ranks the top 200 U.S. brands looking to expand internationally
  • Eddy Goldberg
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The annual Multi-Unit Franchising Conference drew more than 1,600 attendees to Las Vegas this past April.
  • Kerry Pipes & Eddy Goldberg
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Fast-growing ZIPS Dry Cleaners often draws comparisons to Planet Fitness for shaking up an industry with a same-day, one-price model.
  • Helen Bond
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Kamal Singh worked as a cashier at McDonald's, delivered sub sandwiches, opened his own Lenny's Subs shop, began adding other franchise brands.
  • Kerry Pipes
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Arizona-Based Arby's Multi-Unit Operator Opening Brand's First New 'Fast-Crafted Style' Restaurant in Tucson Area.
  • Kerry Pipes
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Two NFL Players Team Up To Bring Additional Jamba Juice Locations to Washington, DC Market
  • Kerry Pipes
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Eric Holm has graced the pages of this magazine before. We first profiled him in these pages in 2013, then recognized him with our 2015 Noble Cause MVP Award and profiled him again.
  • Kerry Pipes
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Open a LaRosa Grill Franchise
La Rosa started as a single restaurant in 1994 that has grown today, into a food chain for the most discriminating of taste, authenticity & value.
Jake Alleman considers himself lucky for the success that has come his way.
  • Helen Bond
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Mike Hamra grew up in the Midwest, where his parents ran a highly successful restaurant business, Hamra Enterprises.
  • Debbie Selinsky
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Angelo Freites spent years on the road overseeing restaurant operations of large franchise portfolios before he made the move to go solo so he could remain closer to home.
  • Helen Bond
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Robb Quinlan is comfortable wearing many hats--and also many gloves. The former Major League Baseball player could snag balls at first base, third base, and in the outfield, could take pitches as a catcher, and hold his own with a bat as a designated hitter.
  • Kerry Pipes
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Andrew Howell, 29, has been in franchising for just four years but he is making big waves in Florida with his growing chain of Tropical Smoothie Cafes.
  • Kerry Pipes
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Anil Yadav has graced the pages of this magazine before. He's well-known as a man whose work ethic took him from a Jack in the Box fry cook to the brand's largest franchisee, with 227 restaurants.
  • Kerry Pipes
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To succeed and grow, multi-unit franchisees must learn to overcome competition, rising costs, changing consumer tastes, the unpredictability of social media, and legislative and regulatory threats--at the same time they're busy hiring and training employees, updating menus, remodeling stores, and dealing with insurance, taxes, and suppliers.
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For Evan Latham the franchise business is a family affair. That's because the 29-year-old Orangetheory Fitness franchisee is the son of the brand's co-founder, Ellen Latham.
  • Kerry Pipes
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Tracy Bouwens was a stay-at-home mom who never stayed home in Omaha when her discovery of Scooter's Coffee piqued her entrepreneurial instincts.
  • Debbie Selinsky
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To say Tom Garrett has been a busy man since we last profiled him in 2015 would be a gross understatement. When we first met up with Garrett, his Atlanta-based GPS Hospitality company was operating 196 Burger King locations.
  • Kerry Pipes
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There's nothing quite like the perfect cup of coffee. It wakes you up and gets you on the right path. Now, you've got the chance to build a lifestyle and future around that perfect cup. That perfect cup of coffee is now the perfect franchise.
Emily Harrington has spent her life as a high achiever and shows no signs of slowing down.
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Multi-unit franchise growth brings many challenges. One of them is transitioning from manager to leader. Find out how to do it at a session at the Multi-Unit Franchising Conference in April.
  • Kerry Pipes
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On March 4, 2001, the UNC Greensboro men's basketball team won its first Southern Conference championship when David Schuck made a layup at the buzzer. The team went on to play in the NCAA Tournament that year.
  • Kerry Pipes
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Kris Brown kicked his way through 12 seasons in the NFL. The former University of Nebraska standout and two-time National Champion was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1999.
  • Kerry Pipes
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Multi-unit franchisee with more than a decade of food service experience is bringing new Captain D's restaurant to St. Louis area.
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For decades now, franchised concepts have attracted consumers and investors alike, who often feel compelled by one simple notion: they know what they are going to get. Whether it's a familiar menu or a stable cash flow, recognizable brands put people at ease.
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Here comes 2018, and we’re starting the year in our usual way: with our “Mega 99” list of the largest U.S. franchisees, ranked by total number of units.
  • Eddy Goldberg
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Top Massage Producer Becomes Area Representative for Dallas and Will Lead The Brand's Regional Franchise Development Efforts in the Market.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
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"Obviously, if my sales are going up I will have more cash!" Think again. Growth costs money, yet most entrepreneurs believe that much of their growth can be funded from their growing company.
  • Rod Bristol
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