We Help Current And Retired Athletes Thrive As Franchise Owners.
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You've won trophies and championship rings. You've been celebrated by the public and the press. Likely you have earned millions. And now, it's time to make a championship move off the field. Investing in the right franchise.

According to the National Bureau of Economic Research, 15.7% of NFL players filed for bankruptcy 12 years after retiring. Sports Illustrated, in a 2009 report, estimated that 60% of NBA players go bankrupt within 5 years after leaving the sport. It’s hard to believe that professional athletes, who earn so much at a young age, could possibly end up bankrupt – especially with the size of their salaries and the guaranteed money in today’s sports business climate.

There are hundreds of excellent franchise opportunities that current and ex-professional athletes can invest in to supplement and grow their income.


Over the past few years, pro athletes have increasingly gravitated towards franchising as a means to create a safety net for their investments. 

The Franchise Insiders have helped hundreds of people successfully become franchise owners over the years and know which franchises are solid investments and which are not. Our firm is here to help our pro athlete clients determine their best franchise/unit strategy for optimal capital growth that won't be subject to market volatility.

Here are a few reasons why franchising is perfect for pro athletes :

  • Athletes have learned to follow a “play book” to be successful. The franchise business model is just like that of pro sports. A proven “playbook” i.e. operating manuals and support team are there to help the franchise owner execute properly and achieve predictable, successful results.

  • Athletes are “coachable”. Franchising provides a lifetime of training and support to deliver predictable results through a proven business model and the ability to enjoy higher levels of success by receiving the training (coaching).

  • Strong leadership qualities. On the job, players are excellent leaders and motivators, and are used to working within and inspiring a team.


Here's a List of famous pro-athletes and their franchise investments:

Brand Name    Pro Athlete Franchisee

  • Auntie Anne’s    Shaquille O’Neal is a multi-unit franchisee in NY and Detriot

  • Title Boxing Club    Bryan Scott, a former NFL linebacker, is a multi-unit franchisee

  • East Coast Wings & Grill    Quetin Richardson has a 10-unit deal with the franchisor

  • Firehouse Subs    Don Davey, former Defensive Tackle for the Green Bay Packers is a multi-unit franchisee

  • Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen    Hank Aaron is a franchisee

  • Tropical Smoothie Café    Everette Brown, former linebacker for the Dallas Cowboys is a multi-unit franchisee

  • Juice It Up    Former college basketball player, Brooklynn Lorenzen is a multi-unit franchisee

  • Jimmy Johns    NFL quarterback Drew Brees is a multi-unit franchisee, owns five Jimmy John’s locations

  • Jamba Juice    Tennis player Venus Williams owns four in the DC market

  • Pie Five Pizza    Former NFL player Billy Bajema, along with his college teammate is a franchisee

  • Five Guys    Professional golfer Phil Mickelson own multiple stores in southern California

  • Papa John’s    Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning owns close to 25 units in Denver

  • Wendy’s & Chili’s    Ex-NBA player Junior Bridgeman owns close to 200 Wendy’s and 125 Chili’s locations

  • Title Boxing Club    Former NFL linebacker and NFL Player of the Year, Bryan Scott owns five units in and around Atlanta

  • i9 Sports    Keith Smith, former NFL cornerback for the Detroit Lions

  • Dunkin’ Donuts    Tony McGee, former NFL Cincinnati Bengals tight end and Greg Lansing, current men’s basketball coach at Indiana State University.

Pro athletes, like others earning a sizeable income, need to find smart ways to protect and invest their assets. Increasingly, we see athletes turning to franchise ownership as a way to combine that financial security with brands and products they’re passionate about and make smart financial sense today and into the future.

Franchising has become a popular way for athletes to not only invest their earnings in a business with a strong opportunity for high returns, but also as a way to further connect with their fans and local communities, through the brands, products, and initiatives that matter most to them.

The Franchise Insiders help athletes make a smart investment in franchising. Our service is 100% Free and we provide lifetime service to our clients.


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