10 Promising Franchises for 2011

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Junk King

If you’ve seen the reality TV show "Hoarders," you’ll understand how necessary a service like Junk King truly is. Founded in 2005 by Mike Andreacchi and Brian Reardon, the San Carlos, California-based company quickly began spreading to locations across the country and most recently to Massachusetts, Arizona, and Colorado. Dennis Mulgannon, Junk King’s director of franchises, recently noted on the company’s blog that "The growth of [Junk King’s] business is skyrocketing due to the millions of people constantly looking for dependable services to clean clutter and unwanted items from their homes or businesses."