What Are Some Well-Known Franchises?


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Some well-known franchises are Subway, Cold Stone Creamery, Dairy Queen, Dunkin' Donuts and Super 8 Motel. These franchises have been very financially successful in the United States and around the world.

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Subway is one of the biggest fast-food chains in the world and has an initial franchise fee startup of $15,000, as of 2015. The business has a seven percent failure rate and has an average loan size of $171,000. Cold Stone Creamery has over 1,400 locations and requires an average loan size of $233,000. Dairy Queen requires an average loan of $328,000 and is run by one of the most successful business men in American history, Warren Buffet. The franchise has an eight percent failure rate, and there are over 5,700 locations around the world.

Dunkin Donuts' famous slogan is "America Runs on Dunkin'," and this franchise is one of the most popular in the United States. The average loan size to start a franchise is about $580,000, and the business has an eight percent failure rate. There are over 9,000 Dunkin' Donuts franchises all around the world. Super 8 Motel requires an average loan of almost $910,000 to start open, but the franchise has a four percent failure rate, which is one of the lowest among other franchises. The chain has over 2,000 locations all over the United States.

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