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Ten Growing Businesses in 2021

When owning a business, one of the goals is to expand and reach more customers as much as possible to keep the business going. There is no single way to produce exceptional growth in a business other than hard work. With the closure of many businesses in 2020 due to the pandemic, some businesses failed but many flourished during this time. However, in 2021 many continue to thrive as people want to get out more.

The first business that continues to grow and flourish in 2021 is Century 21 Real Estate LLC. The housing market has continued to be competitive over the last year and the supply and demand are causing houses to fly off the market due to the exceptional prices home are at this time. Experts in the real estate market are expecting the housing market to rebound in 2021 due to low mortgage rates, job recoveries, and low housing costs. Further, the rise of remote workers needing flexible schedules and more room to work in is causing individuals and families to purchase homes.

The second business that continues to grow in 2021 is Circle K. Circle K is a convenience store founded in 1951 and continues to grow by adding franchises in over twenty states and over ten countries. They continue to expand and add stores all over to help consumers save time. Circle K sells gas and other items for quick consumer purchases. Since 2011, the company has grown to over 12,143 stores.

McDonald’s is one of the most popular fast-food chains selling a variety of fast food to include burgers, chicken sandwiches, and more. The company started in 1954 out of a hamburger stand by Ray Kroc. The business quickly grew and the customers served wanted more. The owner continues to be impressed with how fast people wanted milkshakes, burgers, and other sandwiches. Currently, there are over 38,000 McDonalds around the world.

Taco Bell is another fast-food chain serving Mexican food and was founded in 1962. The company was founded by Glen Bell after he opened a hot dog stand. He tried serving tacos and the business was a complete success and the food was the best on the menu. The business continues to strive in 2021 and has over 7,427 locations.

Dunkin Donuts one of the largest coffee shops in the United States and thirty two countries was founded in 1950 by Bill Rosenberg serving coffee and baked goods and continues to thrive. The company started as a small coffee shop in Quincy Massachusetts and after serving customers, the name was changed to Dunkin Donuts. Locations continue to expand with over 13,125 locations and recently, the name has been changed to Dunkin’. They have expanded their menu to include donuts, bagels, breakfast sandwiches, and more.

Health and exercise are always on people’s minds as more research has been conducted about the benefits of exercise. Planet Fitness started in 1992 by Michael Grondahl purchased a gym that was not doing well. He reduced the price of the membership to make it more affordable and enticing for individuals to work out. With new fancy exercise equipment and gatherings such as Pizza night, the business continued to grow to gather more memberships and increasing locations. There are over 2,059 locations in the United States and the business continues to thrive.

Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen has been in business since 1976 and is operated by Daniel Gonzalez. The business started in Louisiana and has expanded over the years to over forty states and thirty countries. The business sells a variety of chicken products, cajun rice, macaroni & cheese, French fries, biscuits, and coleslaw. With over 3,102 locations, the business continues to thrive and expand.

7-Eleven Inc is another popular convenience store that started by selling milk, eggs, bread, and ice blocks to the community in 1927. The business had several names throughout the years and finally settled with 7-Eleven as they are open from 7 am to 11 pm. The business continues to sell convenience store items and fuel to the communities in which they are located. There are over 68,944 locations and they are looking to expand in several states and countries.

Jersey Mike’s Subs was founded in 1956 by Peter Cancro by selling submarine sandwiches in New Jersey. sandwiches were selling like crazy before he decided to open up additional locations in 1987. The business has over 1,910 locations in the United States and is in the process of opening 124 additional locations. There are also locations in Australia and Canada.

Chicken wings are popular around the holiday and during football games. Wingstop provides a variety of chicken wing flavors and was founded in 1994 by Antonio Swad in Texas and has increased in popularity since then. The first Wingstop was only open from 4 pm to midnight and in 2005 they expanded their franchise menu and hours. Now, they are open during lunch and dinner at most locations providing more services for the community. There are currently about 1,436 locations and they are looking to add more locations in the United States, Asia, Middle East, and Europe.