September 25, 2023

🔒 The franchise manufacturers which are tapping into Milwaukee

Franchise companies in Wisconsin this 12 months are projected to extend by 0.9% to a complete of 15,220 models, including roughly 3,193 new jobs, in response to the Worldwide Franchise Affiliation’s annual financial outlook report. With franchise exercise on the rise throughout the state, right here’s a take a look at a few of the nationwide manufacturers which are actively increasing, new to market or eyeing up southeastern Wisconsin for future progress. 


Taco John’s: The Cheyenne, Wyoming-based “West-Mex” chain plans to increase its Milwaukee-area footprint to just about 15 shops within the coming years by means of Fargo, North Dakota-based franchisee Pentex Restaurant Group. Since early this 12 months, the model has opened new-build areas in West Milwaukee and West Allis, with a 3rd deliberate in Milwaukee. Beforehand, Taco John’s Waukesha retailer was the one one within the space. Nationwide retailer rely: 370+

Dave’s Sizzling Rooster: Beneath a cope with Milwaukee-based Roaring Fork Restaurant Group, the fast-growing Nashville-style scorching rooster chain will open 14 areas over the following six years in Milwaukee, Racine, Kenosha, Inexperienced Bay and the Fox River Valley. The primary Milwaukee-area location opened in 2022 in Menomonee Falls, adopted by others on Milwaukee’s East Facet and Kenosha. Nationwide retailer rely: 100+

Crumbl Cookies: The connoisseur cookie chain has taken Wisconsin by storm since one native franchise group launched the model to the market in 2021, opening 12 shops within the span of a 12 months. In southeastern Wisconsin, the Utah-based model now has shops in Delafield, Oak Creek, Nice Prairie, Germantown, Grafton, Sheboygan, Menomonee Falls, Brookfield and Greendale. Nationwide retailer rely: 791

Cheba Hut: The marijuana-themed “toasted” sub store model entered the Milwaukee market in 2021, with a restaurant close to UW-Milwaukee’s campus. Native franchisees Heather Gawlitta and Robert Huhn opened their second space location earlier this 12 months within the metropolis’s Bay View neighborhood and plan to open a 3rd as a part of a three-unit deal. Nationwide retailer rely: 45 

PayMore: The chain of shops that purchase, promote and commerce electronics entered the Midwest market final 12 months below a multi-unit cope with native franchisee Tim VenHause. He opened his first retailer in West Allis and plans to open further areas within the coming months. Nationwide retailer rely: 12 open, 77 in growth

New to market 

7 Brew: The drive-thru espresso firm’s first Wisconsin location opens Could 11 in Brookfield. It’s certainly one of three space areas within the works for 7 Brew’s native franchise group, with further stands deliberate in West Bend and Mount Nice. Nationwide retailer rely: 70+

Zoom Room: The indoor canine coaching facility opened in West Allis earlier this 12 months because the chain’s first Wisconsin location, owned by native franchisee Lisa Formicola. Nationwide retailer rely: 90

Zoom Room

Crisp & Inexperienced: The Minnesota-based fast-casual chain, serving up build-your-own salads, will quickly make its Wisconsin debut, opening 5 areas within the Milwaukee space. The deliberate growth is a part of a 40-unit growth cope with franchisee Rory Kelly of Salads & Smoothies LLC, additionally based mostly in Minnesota. Crisp & Inexperienced mentioned in late February that it was within the web site choice course of for its native shops. Nationwide retailer rely: 30 open, 50 in growth

Crisp & Green
Crisp & Inexperienced

Focusing on southeast Wisconsin

Storm Guard: Fort Value, Texas-based roofing and development firm mentioned late final 12 months that it’s concentrating on Wisconsin as a result of uptick in extreme climate. The corporate is in search of two franchise companions to increase into the Milwaukee space. Nationwide rely: 39

Health Premier: With a unit already below development in Sheboygan, the chain of health studios is in search of an area proprietor to introduce the model to the Wisconsin market. Nationwide retailer rely: 18

Miracle Methodology: The kitchen and toilet reworking firm, with present areas in Madison and Muskego, is concentrating on Kenosha as its subsequent progress web site. Nationwide retailer rely: 160+  n