Who We Are

In a sector as vast as franchising, one name stands out: Franchise Times. We bring readers the news online and in print, and showcase success stories, the advice and the lifestyles that make franchising the most interesting business sector to watch.

Franchise Times is the information hub for all things franchising, but we’re more than that. We give readers the tools to succeed. This is who we are: Fresh, insightful coverage of franchising, online and in print.

What are the top franchises to invest in? What franchises will grow in a turbulent economy? How did one franchise system grow from two locations to 40? What capital sources are available to franchises in various industries? Who are the movers and shakers in an ever-changing business world? Franchise Times has been providing actionable information to its readers for more than 25 years.

For advertisers, this means partnering with the most trusted name in franchising. Our cutting-edge reporting, special features and integrated media solutions are designed to help marketers reach their core audience and stand above others.

Here is who to contact for your Franchise Times advertising needs:

Mary Jo Larson: mlarson@franchisetimes.com or 612-767-3208

Clients: Finance, Real Estate

Additional Advertising Opportunities: 

Print advertising opportunities:

  • Franchise Times magazine
  • Finance & Real Estate Directory

Digital & Lead generation

  • FranchiseTimes.com and RestFinance.com
  • Whitepapers
  • E-mail & Newsletter Opportunities

Conference and Event Opportunities


If you are a franchise brand looking to connect with our database of operators, please reach out to:

Kevin Pietsch: kpietsch@franchisetimes.com or 612-767-3206

Options to network with the Franchise Times audience:

  • Print advertising opportunities in Franchise Times magazine
  • Top 200+ Online Reference Guide
  • Franchise Times Prime Time
  • Banner Advertising on FranchiseTimes.com
  • E-newsletter banner advertising
  • Dedicated emails
  • Sponsored Articles
  • Conference opportunities: Restaurant Finance & Development Conference


Lucas Wagner: lwagner@franchisetimes.com or 612-767-3225

Franchisor Clients: Technology, Legal, Accounting, Insurance, Site Selection, HR, Marketing, Products, and Other Business Services

Additional Advertising Opportunities: 

  • Print advertising opportunities:  Franchise Times Magazine
  • Lead generation opportunities: Whitepapers, Vendor Directory, Webinars, Digital Advertising
  • Conference opportunities: Restaurant Finance & Development Conference



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March 18, 2021

Don’t miss an opportunity to learn more about exciting franchise brands and also get the inside intel on franchising!

Check out the upcoming March presentations.

Franchise Times Dealmakers Week Logo

April 19-22, 2021

Franchise Times presents a virtual dealmakers event covering franchise mergers and acquisitions, financing and valuation.

Click here to learn more.


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