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    Exclamation "a franchise of"

    "I plan to make the tuck shop a franchise of the local burger mart."

    What is the meaning of this sentence?

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    Re: "a franchise of"

    It means that the person wants to turn the shop into a burger bar. A franchise is when you buy the rights to use a name and system, like McDonalds, but run the business youself ans own it, paying fees to the franchiser. A tuck shop is like a sweet shop in a school.

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