According to FRANdata, the portion of the franchise industry controlled by multi-unit operators increased by 7% between 2004 and 2015.
Franchise Business Review (FBR) surveyed over 6,000 multi-unit operators with at least three units, representing more than 300 leading brands. In their special report, FBR interviewed a number of owners on their success, advantages of multi-unit ownership, traits of owners, brand advantages, and more. The report also presented a list of the Top 25 Brick & Mortar Opportunities and the Top 25 Service Opportunities.
Hungry Howie’s is proud to have been listed as the 11th Brick & Mortar Opportunity. Robert C. Leger, President of Hungry Howie’s Properties, Inc., owns and operates 50+ units in Michigan and Ohio.
Steve Jackson, President of Hungry Howie’s notes that for franchisees, the move from one or two units to four or five is the hardest. During an interview with FBR, he likens the transition to that of having children. “The first one you can manage easily…When you have four or more, the older ones help manage the younger ones.”
Approximately 42% of Hungry Howie’s franchisees are multi-unit owners and as a group, multi-unit owners make up about 79% of the brand’s locations. Being named one of the top 50 Multi-Unit Franchises of 2015 is an honor and Hungry Howie’s looks forward to seeing continued success among multi-owners.