U.S. franchisees added 33,000 jobs in September, well-above August's gains, ADP said Wednesday.
"Franchise employment growth rebounded in September, exceeding August by 50 percent," said Ahu Yildirmaz, vice president and head of the ADP Research Institute.
Franchise jobs in August grew by 22,800, ADP said.
"The big story was restaurants, which accounted for about 75 percent of total franchise employment growth for the month," she said.
Restaurants added 25,190 jobs this month, growing at a 0.6 percent monthly rate. In August, restaurants added 9,340 jobs.
Auto parts and dealers contributed 20 percent of September franchise jobs, adding 6,600, or 0.6 percent, while business services franchisees contributed to a 4 percent loss in monthly growth.