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2012-08-27 23:01:30

Franchising began in Australia in the 1970s with the introduction of franchised fast-food outlets from the United States. Since then, the Franchising industry has evolved and gained prominence across the business world. Revenue growth across the industry has also been influenced by trends in real household disposable income and consumer sentiment. Franchised operators have faced strong competition from other industries that offer the same range of products and services. For these reasons,...

Word of the Day
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).