8/15/2011

The Five Guys burger chain opened the franchising floodgates in 2002, and founder Jerry Murrell has been fighting ever since to persuade franchisees to embrace the chain's quirky culture and obsession with quality control. Despite buying back dozens of franchises that failed to meet his standards, Murrell's company is booming, and it should hit 1,000 stores and $1 billion in sales this year.

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