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2009 wrap-up, 2010 franchise predictions


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Daily Grind Coffee Franchise

WINCHESTER, Va., Feb. 5 /PRNewswire/ — Winchester, Virginia based Daily Grind Coffee House & Cafe, one of the largest coffee house franchises in the country, was recently ranked #234 out of 500 by Entrepreneur(R) Magazine in its annual FRANCHISE 500(R) listing.

Entrepreneur’s FRANCHISE 500(R) is widely considered the best and most comprehensive rating of franchises in the world. It uses a complex formula to identify today’s top franchise opportunities. The factors considered in the ranking include financial strength, stability, growth rate and size of the franchise system.

This is the first year Daily Grind has been ranked by Entrepreneur(R) Magazine, placing #2 in the competitive coffee house category.

“We’ve always been a leader in the coffee house franchise industry. I applaud our franchisees, area developers and corporate staff on this laudable achievement. To be recognized by such an esteemed publication for our accomplishments is truly an honor,” says Leo Tudela, CEO of Daily Grind corporate. “As we continue our national expansion, we are absolutely committed to providing the support new and existing Daily Grind franchise owners need in order to be successful and as Ed Chapman, one of our founders is fond of saying, ‘Lets Drink Some Coffee!'” Tudela added.

With over 100 coffee houses currently open or in development located throughout North America, Daily Grind is one of the nation’s fastest growing coffee house franchises with an excellent reputation for providing high quality specialty coffee beverages and freshly prepared food in a comfortable environment. Opening their coffee house in 1995, Daily Grind Coffee House & Cafe began franchising in 2000. They began marketing their coffee house and cafe system and local level of store owner support necessary concept to entrepreneurs seeking to own and operate their own successful business.


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FASTSIGNS Franchise Opportunity

Fast Signs Business OppotunitiesJoin A Recognized Leader In The Sign And Graphics Industry

FASTSIGNS® centers use state-of-the-art computer technology to create custom signs, graphics, banners, trade show exhibits, vehicle graphics and much more. A pioneer in the sign industry, FASTSIGNS has continued to grow by optimizing our systems and expanding the scope of our products and services. Today, with a growing store network of nearly 500 centers spanning the globe, FASTSIGNS is an acknowledged leader in one of the world’s most dynamic franchised industries.

Corporate Commitment
At FASTSIGNS, our primary goal is to help our franchisees build successful centers that achieve and maintain high sales volumes and maximum profits, year after year. And we’re accomplishing our goal!

Fast Signs Franchise BusinessesAs a FASTSIGNS franchisee, you’ll have the benefit of one of the most respected brand names in the sign business and in franchising as a whole. Additionally, you’ll have the support of the industry’s most thoroughly researched and proven systems for operations, marketing, finance and overall business management.

Our Mission: Sign And Graphics Solutions Made Simple For Everyone

At FASTSIGNS we believe the most important factor in our success is the fact that we treat our franchisees as strategic business partners. We are absolutely committed to giving them every possible competitive advantage.

Fast Signs Business OportunitiesSupport
As a FASTSIGNS franchisee, you’ll have our direct and active support from the very beginning

  • Professional expertise to guide you through the site selection and build-out process
  • Up to Five Weeks of initial training. One week of training in a FASTSIGNS center, followed by two weeks at our Headquarters outside of Dallas; up to two weeks of on-site support and guidance during your store’s Grand Opening
  • Active, ongoing personal support in every aspect of your business
  • Many franchisers derive profit by providing financing, leasing and selling inventory & supplies. At FASTSIGNS, we depend solely on the royalties from our centers for our corporate revenue stream. When you succeed, we succeed!

Fast Signs Franchise OportunitiesWhat Our Franchisees Have To Say

“The support staff at the franchisor level is unequaled. They have the resources to respond accurately and swiftly to any and all questions that I have. They understand that the success of the franchisee is paramount to their success – a rare feature with most franchisors. If I had to do it again – no question about it – FASTSIGNS.”

Jerry Goldstein, Overland Park, KS – FASTSIGNS Franchise Owner since 1988
“With the assistance of the operations and training department, FASTSIGNS makes it nearly impossible to fail. The research, guidance and support from the technical team, and their accessibility at any time, assure me that they will always be there for me if a technical problem persists.”

Greg Shugarts, Kirkland, WA – FASTSIGNS Franchise Owner since 1999