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Numbers do not add up.

Maaco sells 40-60 franchises per year and has been doing so steadily for 15 years. The current numbers for United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico are about 440 shops total "worldwide". They no longer have any corporate stores. Where have all these franchises sold gone?

Maaco Auto Painting & Bodyworks Franchise History
When did the first Maaco Auto Painting & Bodyworks open? 1972
When did Maaco Auto Painting & Bodyworks start Franchising? 1972

Year U.S.A. Canada International Corporate
2005 443 39 0 1
2004 443 39 0 1
2003 458 38 6 2
2002 464 41 6 2
2001 486 39 6 0

"Nearly 500 MAACO shops are currently in operation worldwide and as the automotive service market continues to expand, our franchisees continue to increase this number." source Maaco Franchising website.
http://www.maacofranchise.com/why-maaco-franchise-best-opportunities.php
Further from the website.
"MAACO dominates the automotive cosmetic paint market share at more than 45 percent."

How do you take a 45% share of a 50billion dollar industry with gross revenue of all 440 Maaco shops garnering less than .5% share of revenues?

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