Growth Tactics: Franchises Offer Veteran Incentives, Win-a-Franchise Contests

Contests to win a franchise and incentives for vetarans are two tactics that currently promoted by franchisors looking to expand their locations:

  • Veterans franchisesJDog Junk Removal has launched an expansion program offering its franchise solely to military veterans and their families. It currently has four U.S. locations – VetFran 
  • 7-Eleven has increased its franchise fee discount for military veterans – Franchising USA
  • FlipFlop-Dogs, which touts itself as “an alternative to kenneling,” is holding an essay contest to award a franchise to a military veteran – VetFran
  • The International Franchise Associationhas earned the 2014 ASAE Power of A Gold Award for its Veterans Transition Franchise Program (VetFran) and Operation Enduring Opportunity initiative – press release
  • Professor Egghead Science Academy is also offering a free franchise as a prize in its Egghead Franchise PTA Contest – press release
  • Wendy’s plans to sell its 135 company-owned restaurants in Canada to franchisees – QSRWeb
  • Camp Bow Wow has agreed to be acquired by pet-health-care company VCA. Camp Bow Wow has sold 152 franchise units in North America, and VCA operates 600 pet hospitals – Wall Street Journal
  • Renew Crew, an eco-friendly exterior cleaning and protection franchise with 40 locations, has launched a new franchise recruitment website to help secure new franchise locations across the United States and Canada – Digital Journal
  • WirelessZone, the nation’s largest Verizon Wireless franchisor, has launched a new website to help recruit new franchisees – press release
  • Jed’s Jerky has targeted smartphone users with a mobile-friendly web design for its consumer and franchise-recruitment website – press release


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