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franchise
as in:  franchise business


She saved for years and then purchased a franchise that sells sandwiches.
  a right granted by one organization to another — most frequently the right of a small company to do business under the brand name and systems of a larger company (as when a local McDonalds restaurant is owned by an individual rather than the McDonalds Corporation)
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  • She saved for years and then purchased a franchise that sells sandwiches.
  • Mr. Hickey can always contend that keeping certain contracts with the area hospitals was in fact an impossibility, given the immense buying power of the national franchises which had recently opened, and that I purposely overstated the relationship and loyalty I’ve enjoyed with those hospitals.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • They had been some of my less successful prophetic franchises.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • Maybe one of these franchises ….
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die

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  • And besides, the companies were thieves, people said—had stolen all their franchises with the help of scoundrelly politicians!
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • Bullheads distinguishing civic feature is the Mohave Valley Highway, four lanes of asphalt lined with gas stations and fast-food franchises, chiropractors and video shops, auto-parts outlets and tourist traps.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • Mort Janklow built a law firm from scratch in the 1960s, then put together one of the very earliest cable television franchises and sold it for a fortune to Cox Broadcasting.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • For the bourgeois of Paris were aware that it is not sufficient to pray in every conjuncture, and to plead for the franchises of the city, and they had always in reserve, in the garret of the town hall, a few good rusty arquebuses.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • Adnan had done well since emigrating over a decade earlier; he owned and managed four Subway franchises in New Orleans.
    Dave Eggers  --  Zeitoun
  • The government announced their intention to curb the trade union movement and do away with the limited franchises of the Indian, Coloured, and African peoples.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom

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  • If she had handed me titles and franchises like Elizabeth to Leicester it wouldn’t have caused me awkwardness; nor would wearing feathers, instead of the deep Stetson that pleased her.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • The gang that Venkatesh had fallen in with was one of about a hundred branches—franchises, really—of a larger Black Disciples organization.
    Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner  --  Freakonomics
  • These local franchulates send most of their gross to Medellin in franchising fees and keep barely enough to pay overhead.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • Furthermore, our franchised citizens are not everywhere a small fraction; you know or should know that the percentage of citizens among adults ranges from over eighty per cent on Iskander to less than three per cent in some Terran nations yet government is much the same everywhere.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Starship Troopers
  • The legislature of New Hampshire had, without the consent of this corporation, passed an act changing the organization of the original provincial charter of the college, and transferring all the rights, privileges, and franchises from the old charter trustees to new trustees appointed under the act.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
  • …of South Africa—that wonderful man, with his immense profound mind, and his eye watching from a distance the whole panorama of European affairs—I have received from all these eminent men, who all have Governments behind them elected on wide franchises, who are all there because they represent the will of their people, messages couched in the most moving terms in which they endorse our decision to fight on, and declare themselves ready to share our fortunes and to persevere to the…
    Winston Churchill  --  Their Finest Hour
  • In other cases (such as the rise of franchising and the spread of obesity) fast food has played a more central role.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • Jason grew up in the western suburbs of Chicago, one of the most highly franchised regions in the country.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • He is shouting in the Abkhazian dialect; all the people who run CosaNostra pizza franchises in this part of the Valley are Abkhazian immigrants.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • Almost every facet of American life has now been franchised or chained.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • In 1960, Oscar Goldstein, a McDonald’s franchisee in Washington, D.C., decided to sponsor Bozo’s Circus, a local children’s television show.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • Franchises and chain stores strive to offer exactly the same product or service at numerous locations.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • Okay, the three-ring binder for Clink franchises states that the manager is supposed to check on the detainee half an hour after admission.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • Mr. Caruso, like any other franchisee, had access to Turfnet, the multiple listing service that Nova Siciia used to keep track of what it called "opportunity zones."
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • He used to live in it, staying on the street or in various Snooze ’n’ Cruise franchises, until he met up with Hiro Protagonist.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • Kroc believed completely in whatever he sold and pitched McDonald’s franchises with an almost religious fervor.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • Government busted them up-at the same time when I was starting cable TV franchises in thirty states.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • During the 1980s CKE went public, opened Carl’s Jr. restaurants in Texas, added higher-priced dinners to the menu, and for the first time began to expand by selling franchises.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • This was a case study of turf struggle between Nova Siciia and Narcolombia franchises in his old neighborhood in Aurora.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • Most of the franchises are yellow-logoed, wrong-side-of-the-tracks operations like Uptown, Narcolombia, Caymans Plus, Metazania, and The Clink.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • Operators who disobey these rules can lose their franchises.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • No franchises anywhere.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • At least twenty school districts in the United States have their own Subway franchises; an additional fifteen hundred districts have Subway delivery contracts; and nine operate Subway sandwich carts.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • Today the nation’s fast food chains are marketing their products in public schools through conventional ad campaigns, classroom teaching materials, and lunchroom franchises, as well as a number of unorthodox means.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • Cheap, nasty franchises all tend to adopt logos with a lot of bright, hideous yellow in them, and so Alameda Street is clearly marked out before him, a gout of radioactive urine ejected south from the dead center of LA.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • But the franchisee wants her to do it bad.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • Franchising schemes have been around in one form or another since the nineteenth century.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • Some chains grew through franchised outlets; others through company-owned stores; and McDonald’s eventually expanded through both.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • At a college reunion in Colorado Springs, an old friend suggested that Feamster become a Little Caesars franchisee.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • It is the franchisee himself, the one who is paying her a totally stupid amount of money to do this job.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • Franchising was an ingenious way to grow a new company in a new industry.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • 1 percent of new franchised businesses had failed.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • BECOMING A FRANCHISEE IS an odd combination of starting your own business and going to work for someone else.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • The automobile, soft drink, oil, and motel industries later relied upon franchising for much of their initial growth.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • The franchisee wants to start his or her own business without going it alone and risking everything on a new idea.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • There are no NeoAquarian Temple franchises in the Sacrifice Zone.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • He’s got three franchises down around Long Beach.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • It is an innovation that was created by some of the franchises farther south and has been spreading northward along with its clientele.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • Most Towne Halls have a few franchises-within-franchises.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • Most Towne Halls have a few franchises-within-franchises.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
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Associated words [difficulty]:   franchise [3] , disenfranchise [7] , enfranchise [8]
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