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Number of franchises

How many different franchises are out there? 
There are over 3,000 different franchises to choose from, in about 75 different industries, and more being created every year.

Major categories include Food service, Consumer services, Business to business, Retail, Service, Financial, and children's related products and services.

You can find out more at the franchise industry's trade group, International Franchising Association. Their Web site is 
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