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There are a lot of foreign and local franchises which are making it big in Malaysia at the moment. For example, brands such as McDonald's, KFC, Pizza Hut, Domino Pizza, Nando's and Seven Eleven are very well known among franchise names in Malaysians. But you should know that they are also local and Malaysia-born franchises which are very much respected in Malaysia business industry.

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Following are some examples of successful local franchises in Malaysia:

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1. Marrybrown.

Established in 1981, Marrybrown is a fast food restaurants with branches nationwide and specialize in fried chickens and fries. It has become one of the most successful Malaysia-born franchise which is making big name overseas. To date, Marrybrown has international franchise outlets covering the Middle East, China, India, Sri Lanka and others.

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Contact details:

Marrybrown Fried Chicken Sdn Bhd (Malaysia)

No. 111A-B, Jln Sri Pelangi, Taman Pelangi

80400 Johor Bahru, Malaysia

Tel: 07-331 6590

Fax: 07-3337899

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Category: Fast food chain/restaurant

Investment: RM150k-2M

Email: hwlie@marrybrown.com.my

Website: www.marrybrown.com.my

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2. 1901

Another popular fast food franchise, 1901 sells American-style hot dogs. It was founded by two Malay chaps in 1997. From the start of the first outlet, the 1901 operation and outlet has grown tremendously, and now is believed to have more than 40 outlets nationwide. 1901 also marks their popularity among those aspiring entrepreneurs as they provide one of the most affordable franchise opportunities. 

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Contact details (HQ):

No. 3, Jln Keluli 15/16, Seksyen 15

40000 Shah Alam, Malaysia

Tel: 03-5512 1901

Fax: 03-5512 1902

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Category: Fast food chain

Investment: RM40k-250k

website: www.1901.com

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3. Smart Reader Worldwide

Smart Reader Worldwide Sdn Bhd is the winner for Homegrown Franchisor 2000/2001 award and achieved Superbrand status in 2003 as well as a few other major awards. The corporation provide educational platform for kids and adults via 3 educational concepts: Smart Reader Kids, Smart Reader Kids Junior & Smart Reader English Language For Adults & Youth.

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Contact details:

Smart Reader Worldwide Sdn Bhd

Wisma Smart Reader

No. 68 Jln 27/70A, Desa Sri Hartamas

50480 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Tel: 03-2300 2555

Fax: 03-2300 2556

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Category: Education/Early Learning

Investment: RM120k++

Email: enquiry@smartreader.com.my

website: www.smartreader.com.my

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4. Rhythm Bookstore & Stationery

Pembekal Buku dan Alat Tulis Rhythm was established in 1997 and became the first franchise to offer both wholesale and retail in a single franchise. The entity belongs to the Rhythm Consolidated  Berhad which is a public listed company on the Second Board of Bursa Malaysia. The group specializes in the general publishing, children educational books as well as paper stationery with its main plant located in Bukit Minyak, Penang. Pembekal Buku dan Alat Tulis Rhythm is operated under its incorporated name Altimutiara Sdn Bhd.

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Contact details (corporate office):

15-4-4, 4th Floor, Bangunan Setia 1

15 Lorong Dungun, Damansara Heights

50490 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Tel: 03-2093 7733

Fax: 03-2093 4050

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Category: Books/stationery distribution

Investment: RM250k-350k

email: info@rhythm.com.my

website: www.rhythm.com.my

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5. Nelson

The popular 'Nelson in cup' or 'Nelson sweet corn' is named after its founder Nelson Kwok Teng Toong who's been in the business for more than a decade. Nelson corn business was franchised in 1995 after gaining acceptance and popularity among the Malaysians. Presently, there are over 50 Nelson outlets operating throughout peninsular and East Malaysia.

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Contact details:

Nelson's KTT Product Corporation Sdn Bhd

7 Jln Penyelenggaraan U1/177

Taman Perindustrian Batu 3

40150 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia

Tel: 03-5512 8228

Fax: 03-5512 6133

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Category: Fast food chain

Investment: RM30k-100k

email: nelktt@pop.jaring.my

website: www.nelsons.com.my

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