What is a Single Unit Franchise?
Entrepreneurs new to the franchising industry may believe that a single unit franchise is the best option to start. Single unit franchisees are typically “owner operators”, meaning that in addition to being the owner, they will also function as the primary operator or manager at the store level.
Single unit franchising is rarely offered for more established franchise brands, as it can be an inefficient expansion model. Experienced franchisors typically prefer to grow with a smaller number of high-quality franchisees capable of opening multiple units.