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Not surprisingly food came out as the most popular industry on the Franchise Direct site. The food franchise industry is the most developed of all franchise industries, and plays host to such recognisable brands as McDonald’s, Subway and Burger King to name but a few. However, food franchises are not alone at the top, as business to business franchises come in a close second.

Offering a variety of business models, b2b franchisees provide valuable services to other businesses in their operating territories. Also appearing in the top five industries are retail franchises (23.5%), internet/online business franchises (19.3%) and computer franchises (18.2%).

Answer Options Response Percent
Accountancy and Financial 14.4%
Automotive 11.6%
Business to Business Services 24.6%
Business Consulting 14.7%
Business Training 8.1%
Care, i.e. domiciliary care 5.3%
Children 6.3%
Cleaning 10.9%
Coffee 17.9%
Computer 18.2%
Courier 15.4%
Dating 3.5%
Education 10.5%
Fitness 7.4%
Food 25.6%
Gardening 6.3%
Golf 3.9%
Health & Beauty 9.5%
Home Improvement 10.9%
Home Services 13%
Internet 19.3%
Magazines 3.9%
Merchandising 8.1%
Mortgages 5.3%
Pest Control 2.1%
Pet 6%
Photography 9.1%
Print & Sign 5.6%
Professional Services 14%
Property & Estate Agency 13.3%
Recruitment 8.1%
Retail 23.5%
Safety & Security 8.4%
Sports 8.1%
Travel & Leisure 14.4%
Vending 14%


Franchise Direct Visitor Survey - Franchise Industry Chart


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