Sandwich shop franchise Blimpie launched an initiative this year in honor of its 47th anniversary. Under its Blueprint 47, the sub shop's franchise fee for veterans and existing franchisees dropped to just $47 (from $18,000) to encourage store expansion. Jillian Henry, director of franchise development at the sub shop's parent company, Kahala (owner of 14 brands including Cold Stone Creamery and the Ranch1 chicken chain), says while the deal will expire at year-end, the company is continuing with a 50% discount on the franchise fee to military vets in 2012. "Obviously with what's going on around the world and what the U.S. military is involved in, we really wanted just show our appreciation for what the vets do for us," Henry says. "What makes a veteran perfect is
BrightStar Care provides what it calls a "full continuum of home care" that includes adult and elder care services, child care and medical staffing services for individuals, families and health care facilities. The home care franchise offers two incentives to veterans, including a 47% discount on the company's $47,500 franchise fee. (Start-up costs are roughly $100,000, according to VetFran.) They can also get a $2,500 credit toward technology and national advertising fund fees.