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Mighty Auto Parts aims to expand its domestic and international presence

by meeting its customers’ needs.

By Bianca Herron

Since it was founded in 1963, Mighty Auto Parts has worked diligently to provide the professional automotive service market with high-quality products and unparalleled customer support services. The Norcross, Ga.-based company has achieved its goals and more since it started franchising in 1970.

Today, Mighty is a leader in the automotive aftermarket arena.


Made-to-order donuts have made Duck Donuts a fast-growing franchise.

By Kat Zeman

It’s not only about the donut. It’s about the experience. Unlike other pastry shops, Duck Donuts brings a unique concept to the table: a custom donut.

“We make our donuts before your eyes from scratch,” founder and CEO Russ DiGilio says.

Lost Cajun

The Lost Cajun brings authentic Louisiana flavors to a wider audience.

By Tim O’Connor

For 15 years, Raymond Griffin operated a successful fishing lodge in Barataria, La., an island city south of New Orleans. His business survived and thrived through numerous hurricanes, including Katrina, the most damaging storm in U.S. history, but the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010 finally burned Griffin out on all the disasters.

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Petland seeks animal lovers as it opens new franchise locations.

By Alan Dorich

Petland’s top priority is to enhance the bond between humans and their pets. “The reason we go to work every day is to fulfill that pet mission,” Vice President of Business Development Steve Huggins declares.

Based in Chillicothe, Ohio, Petland operates stores across the United States and internationally that find homes for pets and sell pet supplies. Chairman Ed Kunzelman founded the company in 1967.

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College Hunks

College Hunks Hauling Junk is becoming known for its service

and franchising opportunities as much as its name. By Jim Harris

From the very beginning, College Hunks Hauling Junk’s unique and humorous name has gotten it attention. “After we came up with the name, we printed up fliers we placed on doorknobs all over our neighborhood,” says Omar Soliman, who came up with the name and idea for the business in 2003 with longtime friend Nick Friedman while the two were home from college on summer break. “On the first day, our phone started ringing from folks who thought the name was catchy and needed our services.”

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