2013-10-23 22:38:03 - Duplicating excellence. Main purpose to create more jobs in Maine.
The economic impact of franchise operations in Maine is substantial. There
are over 3500 franchised units in the State of Maine that directly employ
over 38,000 Maine citizens with a payroll that exceeds $1 billion and a
Gross Domestic Product approaching $4 billion, according to the
International Franchise Association.
To facilitate additional franchise expansion, the Maine Franchise Owners
Association (MFOA) has been launched. With offices at 415 Congress Street,
Portland, ME, the organization includes franchise owners and suppliers
throughout the State of Maine. Franchise members are affiliated with various
brands and in many different industries - from fast foods to professional
"We represent business owners
who invest in Maine, create jobs and
contribute to the diverse communities of Maine," noted Jim Coen, Executive
Director of Maine Franchise Owners Association. He added, "Many of Maine
franchise owners are Maine residents and have a stake in the community and
are catalysts for economic growth."
The following is an abbreviated list of franchise units in Maine - Dunkin
Donuts (140), KFC/Taco Bell/Pizza Hut (125), Subway (107), McDonalds (62),
Bimbo Foods (47), Southern Tsunami (37), Burger King (37), Chester's (34)
and H&R Block (34).
The Maine cities and towns with the largest number of franchise units
include Bangor (98), Portland (95), South Portland (67), Augusta (63),
Auburn (51), Scarborough (45), Waterville (43), Brunswick (42) and Lewiston
For additional information about MFOA, visit
; www.MaineFranchiseOwners.org, email
or call (207) 274-2046.