Franchising & Licensing Center

Chicago, Illinois

  • Franchising and Licensing Center Reception
  • Franchising and Licensing Center Corridor
  • Franchising and Licensing Center Franchise Display
  • Franchising and Licensing Center Meeting Area

Project Description


Located at the Merchandise Mart, The Franchising & Licensing Center was the world’s first permanent facility dedicated year round to linking franchisers and licensors with potential franchisees and licensees. The 30,000-square foot Center consisted of permanent showrooms for franchisers and licensors to exhibit their franchise/product lines and display promotional materials, audio/visual programs, etc.


Mekus Tanager’s overall intent for the design of the Center was to create a “back-drop” space for various franchisers and licensors to set up showrooms that would maximize their exposure and provide appeal to prospective franchisees and licensees.


Such recognizable franchisers as Subway, 7-11, Mail Boxes Etc., Holiday Inn and Dunkin' Donuts, among others, established showrooms at the Center.


Quick Facts


  • Client: Franchising & Licensing Center
  • Project Size: 30,000 S/F
  • Services Performed: Interior Design, Branding
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Mekus Tanager is a planning and design firm. Since 1984, Mekus Tanager has been helping our clients turn their buildings and spaces into well-designed strategic assets that maximize aesthetic beauty, function and purpose, and return on investment. We are committed to listening to and working with our clients as a true partner throughout the design process.


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