Steak ‘n Shake’s Franchise Partner system aims to create

success stories among its franchisees. 

By Alan Dorich, Knighthouse Media

For Steak ‘n Shake Inc., its Franchise Partner program is about more than just making money. The Indianapolis-based restaurant chain also is focused helping people achieve their dreams of owning and operating their own business, CEO Sardar Biglari says.


FullSpeed is evolving the SpeeDee brand with its Total Trust Guarantee™.

By Alan Dorich, Knighthouse Media

When franchisees join the Grease Monkey® or SpeeDee Oil Change & Auto Service® brands, they can be certain that they will get expert support from their franchising company. Ralph Yarusso notes that the company’s management team carries extensive automotive and franchise expertise.


ApexNetwork Physical Therapy continues to expand throughout the country

with appealing business models that focus on quality of care and business.

By Janice Hoppe-Spiers, Knighthouse Media

ApexNetwork Physical Therapy is known as a disruptor in the healthcare industry for being the first in the United States to develop a physical therapy-only franchise model in 2008. “We have been ranked seven times on Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 and have always been considered part of the health and fitness category,” Director of Franchise Operations Jason Baxter says. “What’s interesting this year is Entrepreneur created a specific category for physical therapy. We are excited that we were instrumental in helping drive this change.”


SpeedPro Imaging franchisees value the scalable business model

while combining creativity with entrepreneurship.

By Staci Davidson, Knighthouse Media

Larry Oberly, president and CEO of SpeedPro Imaging has been in franchising for 27 years. He started with Baskin-Robbins in 1992 as a franchisee and bought his second store in 1993. He was twice elected to the company’s national marketing committee and profitably sold his stores by 1998. He served on the inaugural Fair Franchising Standards Committee with the mission of ensuring equality. He was then asked to join the home office of the number one real estate franchise in the world, RE/MAX, in order to grow the brand in the United States and internationally. When asked to lead SpeedPro Imaging as chief executive officer (CEO), he recognized the vast potential in the system and strong roots as a franchise system and stepped up to take the reins.

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