Gastbeitrag: U.S. Franchise Trade Mission to offer Franchise-opportunities in Germany and Hungary

Fifteen U.S. companies will offer jobs, services, economic development and business ownership opportunities in Frankfurt, Germany and Budapest, Hungary as part of a U.S. Franchise Trade Mission over November 15 – 19, 2019 bringing world famous recognized brands to the European markets.

Co-hosted by the U.S. Embassy / U.S. Commercial Service and the International Franchise Association, the U.S. brands will be meeting with potential franchisees in the two countries with the goal of bringing their products, services, and business ownership opportunities to new markets through franchising.

The following companies will be represented on the trade mission:

 Frankfurt, Germany Budapest, Hungary
Carl’s Jr.Carl’s Jr.
Chili’sFASTSIGNS International
Dairy QueenGold’s Gym
FASTSIGNS InternationalLift Brands:  Snap Fitness & 9Round Boxing
Gold’s GymLittle Land Play Gym
Lift Brands:  Snap Fitness & 9Round BoxingNathan’s Famous Inc.
Little Land Play GymPapa John’s International, Inc.
Mathnasium Learning CentersSchool of Rock
Nathan’s Famous, Inc.Wing Zone Franchise Corporation
Phenix Salon SpasZiebart International Corporation
Sbarro, LLC
School of Rock
Wing Zone Franchise Corporation
Ziebart International Corporation

“The U.S. franchise industry is very pleased to be able to offer a wide range of U.S. products and services to the people and companies of Germany and Hungary, including educational services, business & personal services, automotive services, fitness, full-service restaurants and fast casual restaurants” said Eric Johnson, Global Franchising Team Leader for the U.S. Commercial Service.  “Through its products, services, and ownership opportunities, franchising enables people around the world to access economic development in partnership with some of America’s most successful brands and share in the dream of owning and operating successful businesses.”

  • Companies interested to meet with the franchise brands in Frankfurt, Germany on November 15-16 should be directed to Sabrina Leipold at
  • Companies interested to meet with the franchise brands in Budapest, Hungary on November 18-19 should be directed to Eva Bosze at

About the Co-Hosts

The U.S. Commercial Service is the trade promotion arm of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration. U.S. Commercial Service trade professionals in over 100 U.S. cities and in more than 80 countries help U.S. companies get started in exporting or increase sales to new global markets.

The International Franchise Association (IFA) is the world’s oldest and largest organization representing franchising worldwide. Celebrating over 50 years of excellence, education and advocacy, IFA works through its government relations, media relations and educational programs to protect, enhance and promote franchising.

For more information, please contact:

Eric Johnson, CFE
Global Team Leader – Franchising
U.S. Export Assistance Center
U.S. Department of Commerce | International Trade Administration
230 Peachtree Street NW, Suite 1725
Atlanta, GA 30303
Tel: 404-290-2169