08 Jul '12, 12am

Franchising making comeback, with veterans as good prospects

FORT WORTH, Texas — Heidi McGregor sells medical equipment, and her husband, Jim, owns an ambulance dealership in Fort Worth. On the road extensively, they were looking for another business to develop. They settled on a pizza franchise, buying the rights to the first two Toppers Pizza franchise restaurants in Texas. This summer, the McGregors, who live near Texas Christian University, plan to open their first restaurant nearby just in time for the return of students. And they’re scouting another burgeoning area for the second. Advertisement “Both of our businesses have us traveling all over the place,” said Heidi McGregor, 33, who has two school-age children. “Sometime in the future, down the road,” the restaurants might offer a full-time living and opportunity to stay home, she said. Franchising, hurt by crimped consumer spending and the tight lending climate during the d...

Full article: http://www.stripes.com/news/veterans/franchising-making-c...

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