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Offer your customers incentives to visit your franchise locations without deep discounts. Loyalty programs, also called reward programs, provide customers with reasons to come back and enable you to collect invaluable data about your customers and their preferences. Loyalty and reward programs produce increased sales with smarter marketing choices based on the information you gather.

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