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10 Promising Franchises for 2011

Inc.

Smashburger:  The self-proclaimed “better burger” joint might just get super-sized in 2011. Smashburger currently operates about 100 stores across the country, but plans to double its juicy footprint in the next year. The chain is expanding aggressively in the Northeast, having signed franchise agreements for 20 more stores in Long Island and will hit Brooklyn, New York, within the year. Smashburger is owned by the Consumer Capital Partners, a private investment and concept development firm based in Denver. http://www.inc.com/ss/10-most-promising-franchises-2011#2