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What do all successful food service franchises have in common? Simple – people. But not all locations are equal – even those that appear to have the same populations can actually be very different! The very best franchise opportunities are located in areas with a growing population rather than a declining population. So how do you find a great location for your food service franchise?
Here are the best research resources to learn everything you need to know about prospective locations.
1. Stat-USA, www.stat-usa.gov. This provides economic data related to business and market research through the nation.
2. U.S. Census, www.census.gov. A free service, the U.S. Census provides county business patterns and is searchable by zip code.
3. Entrepreneur.com is a great source to locate various food service franchise opportunities available in your area and request more information.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|