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Farm Stores prepares for explosive growth with its efficient, low-cost franchise model

of drive-thru ‘convenient’ stores.

By Janice Hoppe-Spiers

Catering to consumers with busy lifestyles and families always on the go, Farm Stores prides itself on being the convenient last stop store on the way home. A hybrid grocery store, bakery and restaurant with a double drive-thru makes Farm Stores concept one-of-a-kind.

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Red Roof® debuted The Red Collection™ and focuses on growing its franchise network throughout the country. 

By Janice Hoppe-Spiers, Knighthouse Media

Creating positive guest experiences and building long-term relationships are the keys to success in the hospitality industry. Since its inception in 1973, Red Roof® has built its reputation on providing travelers with simplicity and economy without compromising quality.

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ABS provides its franchisees with respect and support.

By Alan Dorich, Knighthouse Media

A Better Solution In Home Care (ABS) is in the business of providing healthcare, but its franchisees do not need a medical background. With its leaders’ extensive industry expertise, “We have all the experience we can pass on to people,” Kurt Buske says.

Based in San Diego, ABS provides caregiving and nursing services to seniors in their homes and in facilities. CEO Lia Smith started the company in 2000, after a long career in the health and aging sector.


Rosati’s Pizza acquires Beef Shack and expands into new territories.  

By Kat Zeman

Chicago-style pizza is famous. There’s nothing quite like it and Chicagoans will argue with anyone that tells them differently.

Rosati’s Pizza, the largest family-owned local chain of restaurants in the Chicago metropolitan area, has been serving up this Italian-inspired pie since 1964. Its recipes for stuffed, thin-crust and deep-dish pizzas have helped Rosati’s conquer hearts and stomachs in Chicago – as well as other parts of the country. 

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