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What are some good franchise opportunities in Chicago?

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Possible franchise opportunities in Chicago include Extreme Pita, Wingstop, Primrose Schools and Molly Maid, according to Kevin McKeough for Crain's Communication. As of 2011, each of these franchises have projected growths of five to 70 additional storefronts in the greater Chicago area.

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Extreme Pita is a sandwich chain with more than 300 locations in North America. It requires an investment between $200,000 to $270,000, including construction costs, franchise fee and a six-month stipend for capital expenses. Extreme Pita began its Chicago investment with a location in Orland Park, explains McKeough.

Wingstop features a menu of nine chicken-wing flavors with side dishes. This franchise began in Richardson, Texas and has over 475 locations. David Vernon, Wingstop's vice president of franchise sales, claims the company's most productive store is in the Chicago area. Wingstop requires an investment of approximately $400,000, which includes a franchise and development fee and construction and equipment costs, and allows investors to open additional storefronts at a discounted rate, notes McKeough.

Primrose Schools has 223 operating, private and accredited preschools for children ages 6 months to 6 years, along with an after-school program for children up to 12 years. This franchise requires an investment of $3 million, which includes the purchase of real estate, construction costs, the franchise fee and working capital for one year, states McKeough.

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