Dalton, GA has a population that is growing. With a great location smack dab off of I-75, the area is a desired location for new franchises.
"The whole north Georgia market is growing. There are a number of franchises that need a certain population density to make sense. They need a certain income level and education level. And as that area grows it becomes a candidate for a growing number of businesses, in turn, will need other businesses to service them," Leslie Kuban, FranNet Franchise Consultant, told the Dalton Daily Citizen reporter.
Fast food restaurants and franchises have been attracted to the I-75 area for a long time. But Kuban expects other businesses to move to the area, not only fast food.
"You see interstate exists lined with fast food, but younger generations are very health oriented, very conscious of the food they eat, and that opens an opportunity for places that serve locally-sourced, organic food. Among the McDonald's, among the Zaxby's, I think you are likely to see some health food franchises start to emerge," Kuban told the reporter.