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“It’s time for a spring cleaning of your thoughts; it’s time to stop to just existing, it’s time to start living.”

- Steve Maraboli

Welcome to the April issue of Franchising USA Magazine

It's official: Spring is here! The flowers are blooming, and business is booming. Now is a great time to do a bit of spring cleaning of your business; an opportunity to straighten up, clear your head and tidy up the path towards your ultimate goals. But don't delay, because in this issue we're excited to announce some great opportunities to partner with successful leaders in the industry. So if you've been looking for the right opportunity to own your own business, it's time to dust off the cobwebs of your dreams and get ready to move forward with some first-rate franchising options. 

On the Cover this issue is Scooter's Coffee, a coffee franchise that's celebrating 20 years in business with a  huge birthday gift for their employees and franchisees: a world class headquarters and training facility. Turn to page 10 to read about the brand's drive-thru strategy and why Scooter's Coffee is an ideal opportunity for entrepreneurs who are interested in single or multi-unit franchising.

Australia’s largest multi-brand retail food franchise is now headed for US shores. Retail Food Group (RFG) is on our Multi-Unit Franchising Feature Cover as a global food and beverage company with a network of more than 2,400 outlets across nine brand systems that span over 80 licensed international territories. Read how RFG expects strong growth of its leading brands across the UK and into Europe and why this global franchise is excited to now offer them to the US market .

STOP what you're doing and find out about a FREE VETERAN FRANCHISE GIVEAWAY! Service Team of Professionals (STOP) has announced they will grant a 100% discount on the initial franchise fee to one lucky veteran. Providing premier water, smoke, fire, mold and bio/environmental damage restoration services to residential and commercial clients across the country for over four decades, STOP is proud to currently have 5 veteran-owned franchises. Will you be the lucky sixth? Be sure to read our Veterans Supplement Cover Story to find out if you qualify and how to apply.

I hope you enjoy reading this issue and that it provides you with some inspiration to help propel you forward. We do our best to bring you new opportunities, insights and perspectives each month and always welcome your feedback on how we can best serve you.

Happy reading!