Case Studies

An up-close, in-depth, and detailed analysis of specific franchises and what makes them an ideal business opportunity for franchisees.

Weighing in on Retro Fitness, Popular Fitness Franchise

In Brief: Retro Fitness offers customers an affordable, $19.99/ month membership, which gives them access to state-of-the-art equipment, personal and group training sessions, tanning booths, the Retro Blends...
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Study Up on Popular Tutoring Service, Kumon

In Brief: Toru Kumon was a high school math teacher at the time and began to create practice math worksheets for his son to practice. Initial training at...
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UFC Gym Franchise Fights to Popularity

Intro to the UFC Franchise In Brief: In 2009, Mark Mastrov, founder of 24 Hour Fitness and the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), decided to combine the two and open...
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How the Golden Arches Rose to Fame

In Brief: McDonald's is one of the largest restaurant franchises in the world, and according to Forbes, one of the most valuable global brands in 2019. The fast-food chain...
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Red Mango Frozen Treats Makes It Big

In Brief: Red Mango is a frozen yogurt and smoothie brand that has served healthy and delicious frozen treats worldwide since 2006. The fruit, red mango, is a...

Have it Your Way with Burger King

In Brief: Burger King began with two, inventive cooking machines to make hamburger-making more efficient. The masterminds behind these devices rose Burger King to global franchise fame. The...
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Fresh, Never Frozen: The Wendy’s Case Study

In Brief: Wendy's is one of the pioneer fast-food franchises that has grown into a household name. Owning a Wendy's franchise means community involvement, working with a globally...
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A few brush strokes, a few sips of wine, a lot of relaxation: the...

In Brief: Pinot’s Palette is a one-of-a-kind studio where customers can spend time painting and sipping wine with friends. The first Pinot’s Palette location was a quiet, local...

Stay Healthy and Fresh with Jamba Juice

In Brief: The popular franchise began as a college student’s senior year project and has grown to one of the most popularly recognized smoothie restaurants today. Franchisees who decide...

Break The Ice With This Summer Fun Franchise

In Brief: According to Forbes, the shaved ice business grew to $125 million in sales in 2018. The franchise offers an easy startup process, minimal investment with high profitability,...