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New consumer survey finds decline in consumers dining out and highlights restaurant industry challenges and opportunities in technology, delivery and labor costs, and growth.
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One of the economic truths for the U.S. economy is that we have recessions, and the next one is coming. Maybe not in the next month or even the next year, but it is coming.
  • By Darrell Johnson
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Cousins Subs is expanding through an ongoing rebranding and growth initiative. The company has just announced three new multi-unit deals in Wisconsin and Illinois.
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A new Franchise Business Review franchisee satisfaction report highlights what today's typical multi-unit franchisee looks like.
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"If you always do what you've always done..." You know the ending to this old saw, and when it comes to your company's financial results it is absolutely true.
  • By Rod Bristol
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Consolidation arguably has been one of the largest and most important trends in the franchise sector in the past few years, and it's not hard to see why.
  • By Dean Zuccarello
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La Madeleine Turning to Refranchising and Looking for Multi-Unit Operators to Spur Rapid Growth in an Effort to Double the Brand's Size in 5 Years.
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Marco's Pizza Teams Up With Multi-Unit Franchisee and Area Representative To Ramp Up the Brand's Growth in Montana.
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We often hear about the wage gap. But one emerging reality from the trend of the flexible economy is a tax classification gap.
  • By Jocelyn Mangan
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Control and project a positive image in the communities where you operate franchise locations. Generating respect can make you a "local hero" and boost your business.
  • By Dan Schneider
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Senator files regulatory reform bills in an effort to counter numerous regulations that burden franchisees and other small business operators.
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The only guaranteed way to be prepared for a change in leadership that doesn't create culture shock is through forethought and planning.
  • By Kendall Rawls
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Franchisees need to be telling their story to legislators and the public. It's one of the best ways to eliminate misperceptions about how small businesses operate.
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CFA Day Forum will feature pro-business Congresswoman Virginia Foxx as keynote speaker. The event will also offer franchisees the opportunity to walk the halls of Congress and meet with representatives.
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Uncertainty is the bane of business. Although the regulatory environment of the past few years seemed bent on attacking the franchise business model, the early drama and politics of the incoming administration seem to be creating a new kind of uncertainty.
  • By Eddy Goldberg
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Going international? So are we! This past December, Franchise Update Media co-produced its first conference in Europe, partnering with the Best Franchisee of the World.
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Politics, federal law, and franchisee assets. There are several significant steps that can be taken to help reduce estate taxes.
  • By Hugh Roberts
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Texas-based multi-concept franchisee builds portfolio by purchasing 53 San Antonio Sonic locations as part of the brand's refranchising efforts.
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If a solid franchise system is the backbone of a brand, an efficient, smoothly working infrastructure is the heart of a multi-unit franchisee operation.
  • By Helen Bond
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Multi-unit franchisees talk about the ramifications of employee pay as the DOL's Overtime Rule remains in limbo.
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Dallas' Henry Investment Group adds Salata salad brand to its expanding franchise portfolio with a new deal to bring 20 units of the brand to the Atlanta area in the coming years.
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Franchisees take action by speaking out at a public hearing when a proposed IRS rule threatens the valuation of interests in closely held businesses.
  • By Eddy Goldberg
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A new president will bring a need for reassessing your business operations. The opportunities and threats of the past are likely much different than what they are going to be in the next three to five years. Be prepared for how these can have a direct impact on your internal strengths and weaknesses.
  • By Kendall Rawls
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In the wake of a vote to exit the European Union, U.K. citizens made it clear shot that "status quo" was no longer acceptable.
  • By Carol Schleif
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As a farm boy I learned common sense through experience. For instance, overloading a wheelbarrow could reduce back-and-forth trips, but at some point the wheelbarrow became too hard to balance and tipped over, defeating my intended purpose of less work.
  • By Darrell Johnson
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Deciding which brands to invest in is a significant question. Factors run the gamut from getting in early on an emerging concept to customer trends to regional or geographic demands. Dave Goebel has been in franchising (as a franchisee and franchisor) long enough to have developed his own criteria for deciding.
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Focus on preparing your business for the future because change is inevitable. Start 2017 by aggressively engaging in the strategic and succession planning process that will help you be prepared for variables such as proposed legislation that could substantially impact your organization.
  • By Kendall Rawls
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Engaging in the strategic planning process and developing covenants will help protect your multi-unit franchising organization, the future growth goals of the business, and your personal financial goals.
  • By Kendall Rawls
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Unit-level economics (ULE) is the latest fancy phrase for the fundamental concept of franchisee profitability. The old-school franchise concept of caring only about a monthly sales report and a royalty check and, if the franchisee was not profitable, reselling the territory in 18 months is dead.
  • By Rod Bristol
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Four existing franchise groups will bring 65 new Dunkin' Donuts Restaurants to the Dallas-Fort Worth Area, Including Several Multi-Brand Locations With Baskin-Robbins.
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