franchise franchise  /f ˈræn ˌtʃaɪz/


  1. (n) an authorization to sell a company's goods or services in a particular place
  2. (n) a business established or operated under an authorization to sell or distribute a company's goods or services in a particular area
  3. (n) a statutory right or privilege granted to a person or group by a government (especially the rights of citizenship and the right to vote)
  4. (v) grant a franchise to



  1. Criticized for being too slow paced and for having puzzles that were too hard, the franchise lost out to the heart-pumping action and 3D graphics served up by competitors.
  2. He sold his first franchise in 1995 and has steadily racked up sales to 874--currently sold for $35,500 each and 5% of royalties.
  3. The Atlanta team learned from the franchise owners that red beans are usually served as a dessert in Korea.


  1. Fitness Franchise, Fit Body Boot Camp, Welcomes Certified Personal Trainer Turner Cavender as Owner of the New Fit ...

    Americaâ??s fastest growing fitness boot camp franchise, Fit Body Boot Camp,...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: FOX 23 Maine

  2. Pa. McDonald's Franchise Sued Over Payroll Cards

    McDonald's franchise is sued in Pa. over fee-laden debit card used to pay employees        
    on June 17, 2013     Source: ABC News

  3. Franchise Services of North America Inc. Announces that on June 7th the Company Closed on a Revolving Credit Facility ...

    FRANCHISE SERVICES OF NORTH AMERICA INC. is pleased to announce that on June 7th the Company closed on a $7.5 million revolving credit facility with Bank of America. The facility was put in place to support ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Marketwired via Yahoo! Finance


  1. "The things that the Miami Heat franchise have done to be able to free up (salary) cap space and to be able to put themselves in a position this summer to have all three of us, it was hard to turn down," James said. "Those are two great...
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: LeBron James Source: ABC Online

  2. "If I thought the banks were irrevocably damaged, I would have a different view, but I do believe our major banks have significant franchise values," Bernanke said in testimony before the Senate Banking Committee in Washington.
    on Feb 23, 2009 By: Ben Bernanke Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "We've had to live through some tough times in order to get where you think you start rebuilding the franchise," Walsh said. "We have that opportunity now. How well, how fast we can rebuild the team can be shortcut by getting great players."
    on Jul 1, 2010 By: Donnie Walsh Source: WWLP 22News

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