How would you like to spend the day making Big Macs or perhaps cooking up the Colonel's crispy wings? Franchises. Yep, the dream of long hours and low returns on investment. Sounds good, eh?

Believe it or not (and actually, it's the truth), one out of 16 workers in the U.S. is employed at a franchise. In fact, one-third of this country's gross domestic product flows through franchises. Money wise, franchising accounts for $1 trillion in retail spending. Yes, that's with a "T."

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