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Proper Planning and Adaptation will be Critical for Franchisees in 2019

At the close of 2018 Bloomberg reported in the article, “American Chain Restaurants Had a Tough Year and 2019 Looks Worse,” that chain restaurants in the US could be facing a tough year ahead. This is a continuation of a weaker 2018 with franchise restaurants seeing slower customer traffic, giants like Starbucks closing down locations, …

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Private Equity Is Buying More Franchise Systems – Here Are The Key Legal Issues They Are Looking At

Attracted by the credible promise of a stable revenue stream in the form of franchisee-paid royalties and limited capital investment, private equity investors’ interest in acquiring franchise chains has been increasing. The examples are too numerous to list, but include the March 2018 Qdoba Restaurant Corporation sale to Apollo Global Management, LLC for about $305 million; …

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Franchising success with quiet leadership

In the early days of franchising the mission was clear: Franchisors make their success off the success of their franchisees. Today, that premise is hard to find in many convoluted franchise business models that are presented to would-be-buyers in franchise disclosure documents. Many are over 300 pages, crafted by shred franchisor attorneys. Franchisees continue to …

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Franchisees Band Together to Form First McDs Franchise Association

This article is a continuation of an article we posted 2 weeks ago ( which you can read by clicking here.) After the much publicized meeting of 400+ McDonald’s operators in Tampa Florida,the franchisees agreed to form a self-funded advocacy group representing franchisees. The newly formed association is called the NOA or National Owners Association.  It …

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Creating a Local Franchise Marketing Strategy

  Creating an Effective Local Franchise Marketing Strategy is best done when it is a collaborative effort.  This effort is between the franchisor and the respective franchisee. Franchisors nowadays use the internet and social media to strengthen their marketing and brand. This can boost lead generation and sales at both the national and local level. However, it’s next …

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Jack in the Box franchisees see another battle with their Franchisor

Jack in the Box franchisees on Monday filed a complaint with California regulators alleging they are potentially in danger of losing their leases because of a new way the San Diego-based burger chain has restructured its real-estate portfolio. The National Jack in the Box Franchisee Association, which called for the removal of CEO Leonard Comma …

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