Celebrities Serve Up Your Favorite Fast Foods — As Francishees


Venus Williams and Jamba Juice announced in April an agreement to build five Jamba Juice stores in the Washington and Maryland marketplace, slated to open later this summer. But it turns out that celebrity franchisees are nothing new. Here’s a look at a few notable chain/celebrity franchisee relationships.

Singer Jimmy Buffett became a franchisee in 2000 when he got the rights to build Krispy Kreme outlets in Palm Beach County in Florida. The move was part of a previously stated effort by the company to nearly double its number of locations by 2005. Mr. Buffett also owns his own slew of restaurants and cafés under the Margaritaville and Cheeseburger in Paradise monikers.

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