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Fastsigns in particular is set up for success. Coincidentally, Fastsigns CEO Catherine Monson will also appear on Undercover Boss on May 4, according to the company's website.
"They're rebranding in a
4. Jersey Mike's Subs
Jersey Mike's sandwich sub-shop has taken the country by storm. Just look on the company's website and you will see the numerous local awards it has won for Best Sandwich Shop, Best Place for Lunch and Best Steak & Cheese, among others.
With culture so important to the company, Olson names Jersey Mike's as one of the companies that "bleeds the brand."
"They truly have a culture, they have good operators, they have ones coming over from other systems and operating and they do very well," Olson says. "Everybody is marching to the drum together, they're growing and there is this fever."
He adds that even during franchise discovery days, the company takes potential new franchisees to the
Starting with just one shop in Point Pleasant, N.J., Peter Cancro loved working at the store so much decided as a high-school student that he decided to buy it in the early 1980s when the original owners sold. He began franchising the company in 1987, changing its name to Jersey Mike's Subs to reflect its regionalism. Now, the company reports on its website that it has more than 600 stores open or under development across the U.S.
5. Massage Envy Spa
Personal services and wellness are two big and growing bigger industries. Massage Envy Spa is playing to both these trends by figuring out how to franchise spa services.
"With more than 750 locations in 44 states, the company has become the largest massage therapy franchise system in the industry and continues to expand its nationwide presence. This unprecedented growth makes now the ideal time to open a massage business," it says on its website.