This will be a permanent page of major resources around the web on the topic of MicroFranchising:
My personal collection of recommendations that are available through Amazon.
The only how-to toolkit of which I am aware. Published by BYU's Center for Economic Self-Reliance as part of their MicroFranchise Development Initiative.
A great overview written by David Lehr. The Acumen Fund has a number of investments in microfranchises and is well positioned to see the successes and failures of this emerging strategy.
Another resource of BYU. Hit enter on the search bar without selecting a filter to see all the microfranchises profiled. Additional links to relevant articles on the front page.
Specialized consulting firm dedicated to helping nonprofit's within the US develop social franchises.
Parent Company of a family of microfranchise brands promoting economic development through enterprise in the developing world.