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Franchising has proven to be a successful and popular business model since its mainstream inception many decades ago. Three constants have fueled its growth: the desire to expand, the need for capital to fuel that expansion, and the goal of operating seamlessly across large geographical distances.
  • By Dean Zuccarello
  • 18,778    51
New survey highlights how young consumers want food that is tasty and affordable, made with quality ingredients, and offered in a social environment.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 11,586    9
Create long-term stability for your family business and lay the groundwork for future growth by defining a vision, providing opportunities, creating an exit plan, and using family governance policies, and other provisions to bring in the next generation
  • By Kendall Rawls
  • 12,783    11
Multi-unit franchisees working together with their brands, and on their own at the local level, can rely on certain tools and strategies to help build their success.
  • By Alex Vaccaro
  • 12,706    0
A couple of years ago we worked with a really big search engine client to help them better understand and approach the franchise community.
  • By Darrell Johnson
  • 12,292    12
After an extended period of complacency, markets have whipsawed in 2016. Will this level of heightened volatility continue?
  • By Carol Schleif
  • 11,188    0
How you can reassure your employees in light of the Department of Labor's new overtime rules.
  • By Dan Schneider
  • 11,659    11
Texas multi-unit franchisee and Multi-Unit Franchising Conference board member Bill Hall elected to serve as IFA's treasurer.
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  • 9,933    3
In the world of multi-unit franchisees, the big keep getting bigger. In our Multi-Brand 50 rankings, which we began publishing in 2008, the number of units operated by both the top 5 and top 10 franchisees has climbed steadily since 2010, following a post-recession drop-off when franchisees retreated from growth and instead focused on operational efficiency and selling or closing under-performing units.
  • By Eddy Goldberg
  • 9,870    15
Millennials Are Looking For Jobs They Like, And Maybe More Importantly, Jobs With A Purpose.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 8,649    21
Whether It's Through Succession In A Family Business Or Taking Over An Existing Business, You Need To Know These Things In Order To Be An Effective And Successful Owner.'
  • By Champ Rawl
  • 6,243    15
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Unique New Study Analyzes More Than 740 Million Restaurant-related Social Media Posts To Determine What Restaurants Are Doing Right, Wrong, and Which Are The Most Beloved.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 6,938    23
Consolidation is perhaps the single most significant trend we have seen in the restaurant industry over the past decade. It is easy to understand why franchisees and investors have chosen this direction.
  • By Dean Zuccarello
  • 5,522    48
Americans Love Their Breakfast And The Morning Meal Market Is Expected To Pick Up The Pace, According To a Global Information Company.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 5,266    21
Department Of Labor Overtime Rule Ignores Concerns of Franchised Businesses and Will Also Effectively Demote Thousands of Working Americans.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 8,671    55
Predictive analytics is catching on as marketers learn how to use it to better target customers. Are you ready to go beyond CRM and take your marketing to the next level?
  • By Lang Smith
  • 1,477    6
Communication, commitment, recognition, and growth are requirements for helping turn employees into leaders, regardless of age and generational differences.
  • By Jeff Bannon
  • 8,141    0
Seattle Franchisees and IFA Say They Will Continue Battle Despite the Supreme Court's Refusal to Hear Case Over City's Minimum Wage Law.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 9,967    0
Top 500 Chain Restaurant Report Points to Limited-Service Segment as Big Winner While Quick-Service Giants Show Improved Performanc
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 14,483    0
When retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Tim Hershberger signed on as a franchisee with Dickey's Barbecue Pit in Florida, the 30-year military veteran was already focused on the customers he knew best. And his military ties have helped jump-start his first nongovernmental venture.
  • By Helen Bond
  • 12,598    0
As the Pizza Category Grows, Demand is Increasing for Unique and Better-For-You Varieties.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 12,167    6
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Franchising is evolving much faster than most brands can respond. But franchisees that master team, tools, and transparency will be able to adapt, build customer loyalty, and outgrow the competition.
  • By Chris Taylor
  • 10,838    0
Building a sustainable multi-generational franchise business means knowing and understanding what is important to all generations of employees who will help you meet your goals and succeed.
  • By Dan Schneider
  • 10,214    5
As we saw in graphic detail this past August-October, interim market swings in both directions can be violent. Major markets around the globe experienced their first correction in more than half a decade, only to make it all back up and then some within a couple of weeks.
  • By Carol M. Schleif
  • 8,944    0
The usual reason for forming an independent franchisee association is to address problems with the franchisor or other conflicts within the system.
  • By Eddy Goldberg
  • 7,381    0
Indiana Moves Forward With Its Own Bill To Provide Definition of An Employee and In Effort to Fight Back Against Federal Government.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 6,375    0
Survey Finds The 500 Largest Restaurant Chains in the U.S Experienced Growth That Reached $288 billion in 2015.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 5,601    1
Iraq Vet Business Owner Testifies Before House Small Business Subcommittee Of Risk Due To Overreach Of NLRB.
  • 4,962    0
An exit strategy doesn't have to represent the fear of letting go but can actually give you more control and put you in the driver's seat of your business.
  • By Dan Schneider
  • 6,823    0
World-class service companies have what I like to call a "customer bill of rights" that every person in that organization clearly knows and follows 100 percent of the time.
  • By John DiJulius
  • 5,565    0
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