Chris Brown, Kanye and Venus Williams stars among fast food franchise owners

Recently, Chris Brown revealed that in addition to being a neat freak and a comic book fan, the R&B singer also owns more than a dozen Burger King restaurants.

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In a fun facts list published in US Weekly magazine, Brown revealed that he’s a franchisee for the home of the Whopper and owns 14 Burger King restaurants across the US.

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And while the franchise partnership may sound incongruous to the glamorous life of an R&B singer, he’s the latest celebrity to turn to franchising as a way to invest his money and have it work for him.

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Take a look at some other celebrities who own stakes in popular fast food chains:

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Kanye West – Fatburger, Burger King
\nA fan of the West Coast burger brand, Yeezy opened a slew of Fatburger restaurants in his home town of Chicago. Last year, it was reported that the rapper also bought 10 Burger King restaurants as a wedding gift for new wifey Kim Kardashian.

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Venus Williams – Jamba Juice
\nTennis star Williams owns four Jamba Juice locations in the Washington DC area.

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Magic Johnson – Burger King, TGI Friday’s
\nBrown’s decision to align himself with home of the Whopper follows in the, rather big, footsteps of former Lakers star Earvin “Magic” Johnson who owns 30 Burger King restaurants. He also owns several AMC Theaters and a TGI Friday’s restaurant.

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Shaquille O’Neal – Auntie Anne’s
\nEnamored with the soft pretzels served at Auntie Anne’s, the retired NBA star has taken on 19 stores across the US and is an investor of Five Guys.

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Peyton Manning – Papa John’s
\nIt’s the perfect tie-in: As the junk food of choice among football fans, star player Peyton Manning made the shrewd decision to become a franchisee of Papa John’s, the official pizza brand of the NFL. It’s estimated he owns 21 restaurants in Denver.

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