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Find current information on the largest multi-unit franchisee enterprises in the country. These lists and rankings reveal how many units they have, their favorite brands, and which regions of the U.S. have the most franchised businesses.

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We're starting 2017 in our customary way: with our "Mega 99" list of the largest U.S. franchisees, ranked by total number of units.
  • Kerry Pipes and Eddy Goldberg
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Each year we work with FRANdata to compile a list of the country's largest multi-unit franchisee organizations. Based on total unit count, the rankings show not only the number of units these "mega" franchisees operate, but also the brands they favor.
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What do two attorneys, a former Applebee's CEO, and a retired NFL quarterback have in common? They're four of the six multi-unit franchisees we've profiled in this issue.
  • Kerry Pipes & Eddy Goldberg
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Multi-unit, multi-brand operators continue growing larger each year--a trend that continues to accelerate as these Dominators expand their portfolios through acquisitions, new units, refranchising offers, and scooping up successful units from retirees
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In the world of multi-unit franchisees, the big keep getting bigger. In our Multi-Brand 50 rankings, which we began publishing in 2008, the number of units operated by both the top 5 and top 10 franchisees has climbed steadily since 2010, following a post-recession drop-off when franchisees retreated from growth and instead focused on operational efficiency and selling or closing under-performing units.
  • Eddy Goldberg
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FRANdata has been alongside us supplying data on multi-brand franchising for 9 years now. In this issue you will find their list of the 50 largest multi-brand franchisees in the U.S., as well as a list of their 25 most popular brands.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
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We kick off 2016 with our annual Mega 99 issue: a list of the largest U.S. franchisees ranked by total number of units--along with 7 profiles of multi-unit mega-operators.
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Each year we work with FRANdata to compile a list of the country's largest multi-unit franchisee organizations.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
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Franchise Business Review Provides Data and Insight on Women in Franchising
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
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Making adjustments to your vision and preparing a strategic action plan are sure ways to build even greater success in the coming year.
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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."
  • Kerry Pipes
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When it comes to creating a successful corporate culture, veteran Jiffy Lube franchisee Richard Paek has found that seeing does lead to believing.
  • Helen Bond
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Franchising is easy: all it takes is a lot of blood, sweat, and overcoming fears to open and successfully operate a franchise unit--not to mention multiple units of a single brand.
  • Kerry Pipes and Eddy Goldberg
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We've rounded up another "Mega 99" issue--and that means some big numbers.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
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When David Gronewoller was asked to be part of this "Dominators" issue, the Golden Corral franchisee expressed sincere surprise.
  • Helen Bond
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To celebrate and recognize the achievements of multi-unit and multi-brand franchisees, we again turn our annual focus to multi-unit franchisees we like to call "Dominators."
  • Kerry Pipes
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For many multi-unit franchisees one brand just isn't enough. They prefer to spread their risk across different brands, seeking diversity and economies of scale.
  • Kerry Pipes
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Not all entrepreneurs have the drive, initiative, and persistence to make it to the top. It takes a savvy operator who can evaluate risk and is not afraid to take it.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
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I found a fascinating website while trolling around the Internet recently.
  • Marsha Friedman
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Domination is the battle plan. In this issue we once again take a look at franchisees intent on being the big boy, leading the pack, or simply, market domination - and where they do it.
  • Kerry Pipes
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A second round of results from the recent Empathica 2013 Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) Benchmark Study have been released.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
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A new survey that asked consumers to weigh in on food, order accuracy, speed of service, menu, and other items at the top 62 QSR brands found that, not surprisingly, the likelihood of a return visit to a QSR increases from 20 to 81 percent when guests report a higher satisfaction rate.
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Franchising is big. And so are some of its franchisees. Just take a look at our "Mega 99" list (page 54) and you'll see what we mean!
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
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Some multi-unit franchisees take it to the limit. They're not content with one or two or even a handful of units.
  • Kerry Pipes
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One brand, two brands, three brands, more. When it comes to growth and expansion, that's exactly what many multi-unit operators have in mind.
  • Kerry Pipes
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We are always on the lookout for big franchisees, the kind who don't run a half dozen units but dozens of units.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
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Each year we work with FRANdata to compile a list of the country’s largest multi-unit franchisee organizations.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
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One common thread linking this year's group of multi-unit dominators is how none planned a career in franchising.
  • Eddy Goldberg
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It's been said that the more things change, the more they stay the same. You'll notice that most of the same brands have returned to this year's Multi-Unit 50 lists.
  • Paul Wilbur
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