Ultimate Book of Restaurant and Foodservice Franchises 2005/2006

By Rieva Lesonsky and Maria Anton-Conley

Entrepreneur Press; $24.95 Looking to expand your involvement in the restaurant industry, but don't want to do all the heavy lifting yourself? Many operators go the franchising route for their second or third concept, and this book lists all 320 options you might wish to consider before you become one of them. The beauty here lies in the details about what each franchising concept requires of you (does absentee ownership work?) and well as what it can deliver in results.

As a one-stop shopping source for prospective franchisees, this one's worth your money.