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The number of U.S. franchisees is on track to grow 1.7% this year, the first increase in units since the recession hit, according to the International Franchise Association. Several major chains are moving to sell more corporate stores to franchisees, to raise cash and cut costs.
But what happens to successful franchisees when their parent company fails?[…] Continue Reading »
For that reason, franchisors need to alter their approach to helping franchisees secure startup funding and the capital they need to update and expand their businesses, explained Feldman and his fellow Panel of the Pros panelists.[…] Continue Reading »
SmartPulse — our weekly reader poll in SmartBrief on Restaurants — tracks feedback from restaurant owners and managers about current trends and issues.
Last week’s poll question: Does your restaurant franchise?
- I am a franchisee. — 13.04%
- I work for a company that franchises, but I am not a franchisee. — 35.87%
- My restaurant is not involved with franchising.
This post is by Janet Forgrieve, a contributing editor to Restaurant SmartBrief. Policy Matters is a weekly column that rounds up the latest state, federal and international policy news that affects the restaurant industry.
Health care reform likely to take a bite out of restaurant profits
Restaurant owners around the country will be watching closely as the health care reform bill goes into effect during the coming years.[…] Continue Reading »