Going into business for yourself, but not by  yourself requires leadership, tenacity and the ability to execute standard operating procedures. That's why veterans excel at it.

Veterans account for 14% of franchisees nationwide, and over 630 companies offer discounts to prospective vet franchisees.

Veterans in Franchising


Franchise ownership means leading a team again, it means executing a blueprint for success, and it means a purpose and mission-driven career.


Franchisors find veterans outperforming and excelling at the leadership and tenacity required to run a small business, and they're looking for more of the same.

From Our Blog

Interview with Congresswoman and Military Spouse Cathy McMorris Rodgers

May 10, 2019

Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2004. Prior to Congress, Rep. McMorris Rodgers worked at an orchard, cleaned motel rooms, and worked at a McDonald’s franchise to save up for college. In 2006 she married her husband Brian Rodgers, a retired 26-year Commander…

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The Month of the Military Child Interview: IFA CEO Robert Cresanti

April 29, 2019

Jax: To start, why don’t you tell us about your father’s service, what branch was he? How long was he in? Where was he stationed during the duration of your childhood? Robert: My father was 18 years old and joined the Air Force in the early ’60s, served a two-year tour…

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Celebrating Veteran-friendly Franchises with the HIRE Vets Medallion Award

April 19, 2019

In 2018, Restoration 1 of Springfield joined more than 230 U.S. employers of all sizes in being recognized for their commitment to veteran hiring, retention, and professional development with a 2018 HIRE Vets Medallion Demonstration Award. The HIRE Vets Medallion Award is the only federal-level veteran’s employment award that recognizes employers for their investments in creating meaningful, long-lasting careers for veterans.

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Your Journey Towards Entrepreneurship Webinar

Jul 16, 2019 12:00PM


NAWBO LA Insider’s Table with Schenae Rourk

Jul 16, 2019 12:30PM—1:30PM

City Club LA 555 S Flower Street Los Angeles, CA 90071 United States

US Veteran Business Alliance Los Angeles Chapter Meeting

Jul 16, 2019 11:00AM—1:00PM

Bob Hope Patriotic Hall 1816 South Figueroa Street Los Angeles, CA