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The Original Pancake House expands its brand throughout the world while maintaining its authenticity

and the same attention to detail it was founded upon.

By Janice Hoppe-Spiers, Knighthouse Media

In 1953, Les Highet and his wife, Doris, combined his passion for culinary arts with her expertise in science to create the best pancake Portland, Ore., had ever tasted. It was then that The Original Pancake House was born and diners have been enjoying the couple’s authentic pancake recipe ever since.

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JAN-PRO became the global leader in commercial cleaning

by being thorough for its customers and franchisees. 

By Staci Davidson, Knighthouse Media

A clean workplace puts forth a quality image of a business, but additionally, quality cleaning helps ensure worker productivity and employee health and safety. JAN-PRO understands all of this, and its standards and proprietary processes have made it the leader in commercial cleaning. This dedication to excellence also has resulted in ongoing success for JAN-PRO’s franchisees, ensuring continued growth for the network.


Steri-Clean’s services help people improve their lives,

so it approaches its work with care and compassion.

By Staci Davidson, Knighthouse Media

As a firefighter and paramedic, Cory Chalmers saw a lot of tragedy and lives coming close to ruin. As the founder and CEO of Steri-Clean, however, Chalmers has found a way to assist those affected by some of life’s tragedies. With the services Steri-Clean provides, the operation has compassionately helped tens of thousands of clients reclaim their lives, and with this goal, it continues to grow. In fact, Steri-Clean is the nation’s leading cleanup provider, cleaning up crime scenes, hoarding and biohazards, as well as offering decontamination services. 


BrightStar Care differentiates itself with its accreditation

and by providing a range of care.

By Mark Lawton, Knighthouse Media

BrightStar Care aims to set itself apart from the competition, of which there is quite a lot in the home healthcare sector. “We differentiate ourselves in the level of care and the skilled care we provide,” says Pete First, vice president of franchise development. “We do the entire range of care from the most basic to the most advanced nursing care.”

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Signworld provides its members with more freedom

than they would find in a franchise system. 

Some business models are suited to a franchise structure, but Signworld Business Partners

takes a different approach. Based in Lake Forest, Calif., Signworld is an organization of 340 sign

companies, more than 75 preferred suppliers and an experienced corporate team that supports

the organization and its members.

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