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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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Each year we work with FRANdata to compile a list of the country's largest multi-unit franchisee organizations.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 7,114 Reads 115 Shares
Multi-unit, multi-brand operators continue to grow--and they're getting bigger every year--a trend that continues to accelerate as these "dominators" grow their portfolios through acquisitions, building new units, refranchising, and scooping up successful units from retiring franchisees.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 3,156 Reads 7 Shares
Our annual Multi-Brand 50 list ranks the top U.S. franchisees with more than one brand by number of units, along with their 25 most popular brands.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 3,757 Reads 7 Shares
Multi-brand franchising is a growing phenomenon. Some franchisees are not content with operating one brand so they add one, two, three, or more other brands to their portfolios.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 6,452 Reads 32 Shares
Entrepreneur ranks the top 200 U.S. brands looking to expand internationally
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 6,867 Reads 24 Shares
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 their brands.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 14,641 Reads 134 Shares
Multi-brand franchising is a growing phenomenon. Some franchisees are not content with operating one brand so they add one, two, three, or more other brands to their portfolios.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 11,549 Reads 43 Shares
Multi-unit, multi-brand operators continue expanding each year--a trend that continues to accelerate as these "Dominators" grow their portfolios through acquisitions, building new units, refranchising, and scooping up successful units from retiring franchisees.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 597 Reads
This issue’s six profiles of multi-unit franchisees include immigrants from three different countries (India, Pakistan, and Armenia), all living the American Dream in their own way.
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 5,587 Reads 6 Shares
Each spring, Franchise Update Media publishes its multi-brand 50 ranking of the largest U.S. franchisees that operate more than one brand.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 590 Reads
Franchising is a tough business. There's competition, overhead, rising costs, changing consumer tastes, social media, and now legislative and regulatory threats to deal with--while you're busy hiring and training employees, updating your menu, remodeling your stores, and dealing with insurance, taxes, and suppliers.
  • Kerry Pipes & Eddy Goldberg
  • 5,643 Reads 123 Shares
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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
  • 15,088 Reads
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.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 707 Reads
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
  • 29,663 Reads 1 Shares
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
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 488 Reads
Ranking the most multi-friendly brands
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
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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
  • 13,444 Reads 15 Shares
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
  • 609 Reads
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.
  • 5,632 Reads 4 Shares
Each year we work with FRANdata to compile a list of the country's largest multi-unit franchisee organizations.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 655 Reads
Franchise Business Review Provides Data and Insight on Women in Franchising
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 7,826 Reads 27 Shares
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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.
  • Sherry B. Jordan
  • 5,800 Reads
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
  • 4,775 Reads
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
  • 7,990 Reads 8 Shares
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
  • 6,871 Reads 16 Shares
We've rounded up another "Mega 99" issue--and that means some big numbers.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 7,707 Reads
When David Gronewoller was asked to be part of this "Dominators" issue, the Golden Corral franchisee expressed sincere surprise.
  • Helen Bond
  • 7,531 Reads 34 Shares
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
  • 5,779 Reads
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
  • 5,904 Reads
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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