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Future of Franchising

Sep, 2017

The franchising industry has grown by 10 per cent in the last ten years, with an impressive 97 per cent franchises profitable. The Future of Franchising special report, published in The Times, investigates what underpins the success of this industry. The report looks at the importance of corporate social responsibility within franchising, the rise of super-franchisors and the cost of buying a franchise. In addition, it reveals how micro-franchising is helping the world’s poor climb out of poverty and includes a pull-out infographic charting the biggest franchises in the United States


From burger chains to ice cream kiosks, food franchises are big business in the United States, accounting for three of every ten franchises and nearly 60 per cent of all franchised employment. This infographic ranks the largest chains across the country and associated startup costs for franchisees