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Franchising is a tough business. There's competition, overhead, rising costs, changing consumer tastes, social media, and now legislative and regulatory threats to deal with--while you're busy hiring and training employees, updating your menu, remodeling your stores, and dealing with insurance, taxes, and suppliers.
  • Kerry Pipes & Eddy Goldberg
  • 3,850
We're starting 2017 in our customary way: with our "Mega 99" list of the largest U.S. franchisees, ranked by total number of units.
  • Kerry Pipes and Eddy Goldberg
  • 13,919
What do two attorneys, a former Applebee's CEO, and a retired NFL quarterback have in common? They're four of the six multi-unit franchisees we've profiled in this issue.
  • Kerry Pipes & Eddy Goldberg
  • 28,329
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.
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 11,287
We kick off 2016 with our annual Mega 99 issue: a list of the largest U.S. franchisees ranked by total number of units--along with 7 profiles of multi-unit mega-operators.
  • 4,538
Franchise Business Review Provides Data and Insight on Women in Franchising
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 6,081
Making adjustments to your vision and preparing a strategic action plan are sure ways to build even greater success in the coming year.
  • Sherry B. Jordan
  • 4,748
Some people are born with a deep desire to win. They are passionate, determined, aggressive, and persistent. We've come to label these multi-unit franchisees "Dominators."
  • Kerry Pipes
  • 3,710
When it comes to creating a successful corporate culture, veteran Jiffy Lube franchisee Richard Paek has found that seeing does lead to believing.
  • Helen Bond
  • 5,650
Franchising is easy: all it takes is a lot of blood, sweat, and overcoming fears to open and successfully operate a franchise unit--not to mention multiple units of a single brand.
  • Kerry Pipes and Eddy Goldberg
  • 5,790
We've rounded up another "Mega 99" issue--and that means some big numbers.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 5,765
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When David Gronewoller was asked to be part of this "Dominators" issue, the Golden Corral franchisee expressed sincere surprise.
  • Helen Bond
  • 5,368
To celebrate and recognize the achievements of multi-unit and multi-brand franchisees, we again turn our annual focus to multi-unit franchisees we like to call "Dominators."
  • Kerry Pipes
  • 4,873
For many multi-unit franchisees one brand just isn't enough. They prefer to spread their risk across different brands, seeking diversity and economies of scale.
  • Kerry Pipes
  • 4,734
Not all entrepreneurs have the drive, initiative, and persistence to make it to the top. It takes a savvy operator who can evaluate risk and is not afraid to take it.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 5,178
I found a fascinating website while trolling around the Internet recently.
  • Marsha Friedman
  • 3,570
Domination is the battle plan. In this issue we once again take a look at franchisees intent on being the big boy, leading the pack, or simply, market domination - and where they do it.
  • Kerry Pipes
  • 4,939
A second round of results from the recent Empathica 2013 Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) Benchmark Study have been released.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 2,701
A new survey that asked consumers to weigh in on food, order accuracy, speed of service, menu, and other items at the top 62 QSR brands found that, not surprisingly, the likelihood of a return visit to a QSR increases from 20 to 81 percent when guests report a higher satisfaction rate.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 3,499
Franchising is big. And so are some of its franchisees. Just take a look at our "Mega 99" list (page 54) and you'll see what we mean!
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 3,082
Some multi-unit franchisees take it to the limit. They're not content with one or two or even a handful of units.
  • Kerry Pipes
  • 3,130
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One brand, two brands, three brands, more. When it comes to growth and expansion, that's exactly what many multi-unit operators have in mind.
  • Kerry Pipes
  • 6,662
We are always on the lookout for big franchisees, the kind who don't run a half dozen units but dozens of units.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 3,765
One common thread linking this year's group of multi-unit dominators is how none planned a career in franchising.
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 2,861
It's been said that the more things change, the more they stay the same. You'll notice that most of the same brands have returned to this year's Multi-Unit 50 lists.
  • Paul Wilbur
  • 6,317
Multi-unit franchisees dominate today's marketplace, controlling more total units than their single-unit counterparts--and an increasing number are operating multiple brands.
  • Kerry Pipes and Eddy Goldberg
  • 2,835
Multi-unit franchising is one thing. Multi-concept franchising is something else entirely. Nevertheless, it's a place--and a choice--that many franchisees love, and where they excel. These determined operators look for growth opportunities and potential across several concepts, sometimes in wildly different sectors. The multi-concept franchising model offers power in numbers (units, brands, territory, and income potential), as well as the security of spreading their risk across different concepts in a diversified portfolio.
  • Kerry Pipes
  • 5,557
There are some big franchisees out there, mega franchisees, in fact! We know because each year we rank them by number of units and brands in our "Mega 99" list. Beyond these black-and-white numbers--which are especially impressive since many began working part-time in low-level positions, or started with a single unit--are their stories of passion, creativity, long hours, and sheer will and determination to succeed. Multi-unit franchisees have many stories to tell, and their journeys to where they are today are filled with ups and downs.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 7,182
Franchise Update Media Group (FUMG), the leading industry resource for franchise development, today announced that the search is on for the nation's largest multi-unit franchisees, to be included in the 2011 "MEGA 99" lists. The submission deadline is Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2010.
  • PRESS RELEASE
  • 2,417
It was only a few years ago that, for the first time, multi-unit franchisees controlled more units than single-unit operators did. That moment marked a shift that had been building for decades as franchising matured into today's world of dominant multi-unit and multi-brand franchisees--along with multi-brand franchisors offering several brands from under one roof. To paraphrase the old car slogan, "This is not your father's franchising." Or perhaps we should say, "not your mom-and-pop's." Franchising has grown up and it looks a lot like multi.
  • Kerry Pipes and Eddy Goldberg
  • 1,904
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