Rocket Fizz

Whether it’s a franchisee or a customer, Rocket Fizz aims to provide them

with a unique and fun experience.

By Bianca Herron

Robert Powells and Ryan Morgan founded The Rocket Fizz Soda Pop & Candy Shops LLC with one goal in mind in 2007: to provide people of all ages and backgrounds a good time. 

Rocket Fizz opened its first candy store in Camarillo, Calif., two years later, and Rich Shane became its CEO in 2012. Today, the franchise has 147 stores, seven of which are company owned, and it offers one of the largest and most diverse selections of glass-bottled soda pops and retro candies for sale in the United States.

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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.

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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.

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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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