Multi-unit stores are much like running single unit stores but with a little more structure. Scaling up to multi-unit ownership may not be as difficult as you think either. Consider multi-brand ownership in the same mall. We have four concepts that all call malls home. You could potentionally have all four of our brands in one mall. The management between locations could be shared. Marketing is also more cost effective when the units are within a defined radius.
Multi-Unit Ownership Training of staff and, more importantly, managers is more fluid with multi-units. Once you open your first store and it is time to grow, you should think about a strategy and what that would entail.