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What Makes for an Exceptional Franchise?

What Makes for an Exceptional Franchise?

The franchise model is believed to have been started in the mid 1800’s by Albert Singer. Well-known brands such as A&W Root Beer, which was founded by the Marriott family, and Kentucky Fried Chicken came on the scene in the 1920’s and 30’s. Today there are over 2,000 different brands operating over 700,000 franchised units


Ground Round Is Back and Opening a New Location in Saco, Maine!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Saco, ME (March 23, 2015) Ground Round is returning to southern Maine and opening a new Ground Round Sports Grille inside the Cinemagic Movie Theater Complex on Route One in Saco, Maine. “We’re very excited to return to Southern Maine with or newest brand, Ground Round Sports Grille, which is especially designed for these types of



Consistent annual placement as a top franchise in Franchise Business Review’s Top Franchises list, demonstrates reliable performance. This year, ten franchise companies earned the honor of being featured on it for 10 consecutive years! To acknowledge their achievement, Franchise Business Review created the FBR Hall of Fame of which ActionCOACH, FASTSIGNS, Heaven’s Best Carpet Cleaning, HomeVestors, JumpBunch, Miracle Method, Our Town America, Pop-A-Lock, Two Men and a Truck and Wild Birds Unlimited are

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Top 200 Franchises Named in National Franchisee Satisfaction Study

Portsmouth, NH January 15, 2015 — Franchise Business Review, a national franchise market research firm, announced today the companies that made its 2015 Top 200 Franchises list, the only national ranking of franchise opportunities based solely on franchisee satisfaction and performance data. To identify the Top 200 franchises, which include a variety of concepts and

FBR ViewPoints: Sean Manning, Payroll Vault

We spoke with Sean Manning, the President and CEO of Payroll Vault, to find out where the young-but-successful franchise is headed. Hear what Sean had to say about the demand for Payroll Vault’s services and what type of franchisees they’re looking for as they grow.


10 Years in Franchising, 10 Lessons Learned

  In honor of 2015 marking Franchise Business Review’s 10th year in business, we looked back over the past 10 years of franchising and noted some of the biggest changes that have occurred in the industry and how they impact franchisees today. A snap shot of our observations is below.  1. Franchising has become much