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Great Harvest

Great Harvest

Great Harvest Bread Company began in 1976 with our first bread store in Great Falls, Montana, where everything was made from scratch and bread was sold hot out of the oven each day. Today, Great Harvest has over 200 locations in 39 states and we still make everything from scratch in each store. We use all natural ingredients, and mill daily our own hand-selected wheat into fresh whole wheat flour, hand knead our loaves and serve the most phenomenal bread, scones, cinnamon rolls and muffins, hot out of the oven every day. Our "out-of-the-box" approach to franchising, with the freedom we give our franchises, the family type relationship that we build, the learning community that we have created to facilitate the sharing of ideas, the generosity that we seek, not only in our franchisees but in ourselves, and our mutually negotiated franchise agreement, has resulted in a 99% approval rating by our franchisees. We are honored and privileged to have our franchisees award us this Seal of Approval, through the AAFD....

The Straw Hat Cooperative Corporation

The Straw Hat Cooperative Corporation

The Straw Hat Cooperative Corporation was formed in 1987 as the result of an attempted buyout by Pizza Hut. Now entirely owned by the individual store owners or "members", Straw Hat has established a model for fair franchising in the restaurant industry. THe sole purpose of the cooperative is to give each store an advantage and benefit from being part of the larger group. With low royalty cost (1-3/4%) and high value and services, Straw Hat operators have a very distinct advantage over the numerous competitors in the pizza restaurant segment. Straw Hat has very effectively demonstrated that the cooperative format can be viable in the restaurant business. Website:...

Motel 6

Motel 6

Motel 6 Began in 1962 with one property in Southern California, Motel 6 is now one of the largest company-owned and operated lodging chains in the United States. Motel 6 began the concept of a nationwide economy chain -- where travelers can find consistent quality at the best price of any national brand. "No-frills" is the Motel 6 virtue. For 40 years, Motel 6 has sent a message to the public, selling a clean comfortable room at the best price of any national chain. Motel 6 has since become a household name, synonymous with no-frills value. Motel 6 is franchised by Accor North America, Inc. With 3,700 hotels worldwide, Accor is a global leader in the hotel industry. In the U.S. and Canada, Accor franchises economy lodging leaders Motel 6, Red Roof Inns and Studio 6. Of Accor's 1,200+ North American properties, today 230 are franchised. An integral part of our growth strategy will include franchise relationships with a diverse mix of entrepreneurs that share the Accor spirit of quality, fairness and respect. These same ideals have recently gained Accor the AAFD's Fair Franchising Seal. Accor is privileged to have received support from 98% of our franchisees, and we are proud to have been awarded this notable Seal. Website:...

Microtel Inns & Suites

Microtel Inns & Suites

Microtel Inns & Suites is the all newly-constructed, interior corridor, budget hotel chain. Properties offer single, double and suite accommodations with an average daily rate of $35-$55. The brand prides itself in providing guests with clean, safe, modern rooms at old-fashioned prices without extra charges for unwanted amenities. Microtel is franchised by US Franchise Systems (USFS), the first hotel company to receive the AAFD's Fair Franchising Seal. USFS is one of the nation's fastest growing hospitality systems, in part due to its reputation for treating franchisees with fairness and respect. The company's fair franchise agreement reflects that philosophy, and is fast becoming the model for the license agreement of the future. USFS received a 98% endorsement of its franchisees and is proud to have been honored with this distinguished Seal. Website:...

Meineke Car Care Center

Meineke Car Care Center

Meineke Car Care Center is a leader in the automotive aftermarket, providing high-quality, low-cost under-car repair services at approximately 900 locations across North America. With 30 years of experience as an automotive aftermarket franchisor, Meineke understands that the principles of fair franchising are good business practices. It is a tremendous honor to be the first automotive industry franchisor to earn the AAFD's Fair Franchising Seal with a resounding 92% of Meineke franchisees voting in favor of granting the award. Website:...

Tutor Time

Tutor Time

North America's largest child care company offering a franchise opportunity! Since its launch in 1990, the Tutor Time brand has grown to become one of the largest child care franchise systems in the world. How? By combining our knowledge of child development with an understanding of the needs of parents, teachers, regulatory agencies and administrators. As a Tutor Time franchisee, you'll be on the vanguard of the latest teaching techniques and curriculum, supported by proven business systems and up-to-date technology. Tutor Time centers are professionally-run facilities offering a curriculum that integrates progressive, traditional and Montessori styles of education within a structured environment. Find out more about how you can enjoy success with your own business, while playing an integral role in the care and development of your community's children. Please call our Franchise Development Department at 1-800-275-1235 for more information on the Tutor Time franchise business opportunity. Website:...

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