How a Franchisee Super-Group Is Changing the Franchising Landscape

The multi-unit owners started an investment fund to help emerging brands, and the industry is excited by the idea.
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The rise of multi-unit franchisees has been one of the biggest changes in franchising over the past couple of decades. Some, like Arco Dorados, the largest McDonald’s franchisee, are worth more than $1 billion. Others own hundreds of units across dozens of brands. In fact, many multi-unit franchisees have become so large and so good at opening and running units that they could teach their franchisors a thing or two.

Leveraging that capital and experience is

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