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Food franchise

A food franchise is a restaurant owned and operated by an individual (the franchisee), but branded and overseen by a much larger business owner (the franchisor). Franchisees typically get the rights to the restaurant group’s name, trademarks, and business model. In exchange, the franchisor gets a percentage of their sales revenue.

Many of the world’s most famous multinational restaurant chains are franchises: Pizza Hut, McDonald’s, KFC, Burger King, Domino’s, etc.

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