The word “franchise” is used to describe an arrangement in which one business, the franchisor, allows another business, the franchisee, to use its name, trademarks, trade secrets, intellectual property, branding, operating systems, and internal support resources in a specific geographic area, sometimes with an exclusivity provision that guarantees no other franchises will be granted within a specific buffer zone so the franchisees aren’t cannibalizing sales from each other, in exchange for some sort of payment.
Peyton Manning Borrows the Jamal Mashburn and Ulysses Bridgeman, Jr Investing Playbook By Investing in Papa Johns Franchises
Feel good story for the day: Peyton Manning, the 36 year old legendary quarterback, bought 21 Papa John franchises in the Denver area a couple of weeks ago, according to Bloomberg. It looks like he is borrowing from the Jamal Mashburn and Ulysses Bridgeman, Jr. playbook. Those two former sports stars took their paychecks and, as…
I mentioned yesterday in the article on Dairy Queen franchise owners that after graduating from college, Aaron and I had looked into putting capital to work by opening several franchises in the town where we grew up.