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Message From the VetFran® Committee



Welcome to VetFran

VetFran was born out of the desire of the late Don Dwyer Sr. – founder of The Dwyer Group, to say thank you to our veterans returning from the first Gulf War.  Reborn and re-energized by his daughter, past IFA Chair, Dina Dwyer-Owens after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, VetFran’s ranks have grown to include more than 650 franchise systems that voluntarily offer financial incentives to veterans seeking to become franchise small-business owners.  Through the VetFran program more than 6,500 servicemen and women have become franchisees and more are being added every month.

What do you need to do to become a VetFran Member? 

Make the commitment.  VetFran members commit to offering financial incentives to franchisees that meet their requirements.  Since each franchise system is different; how each franchisor structures its own VetFran offering is their decision.  Some franchisors provide financial incentives by reducing their initial franchise or other fees or by contributing to the franchisee’s initial cost of investment.  To see a list of those franchisors already benefiting from the VetFran program, visit the VetFran Directory.  You must be an IFA member, but there is no cost to join VetFran.  To participate in the program, please complete the VerFran application at  

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