The latest on regulatory issues, trends and relations between franchisee and franchisor

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Why franchising feels like being a mother with 300 children.

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Business as usual is out the door. These factors are causing operators to reshape the traditional model.

McDonald’s revealed last month that it’s a full year ahead of schedule in selling 4,000 company-run restaurants to franchisees, a key turnaround objective it now intends to hit by the end of 2017...

As premium real estate comes up for grabs, limited-service operators across the country are taking creative (and sometimes risky) steps to nab locations. Take Reza Medali, a Southern California...

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Here’s a look at five areas where franchisees with leverage are finding wiggle room in franchisor contracts.

Elie Khoury knows what his company brings to the negotiating table. New Orleans-based Southeast Restaurant Group franchises 23 TGI Fridays , eight Taco Bells and one Newk’s Eatery , with plans to...

As more fast-casual concepts see the volume benefits of a drive-thru, finding the right locations may get trickier. For a fast casual to compete on speed with quick service, it needs to invest in a...

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When opening outside of the U.S., navigating the supply chain can be among the biggest struggles. Here are some tips and unexpected challenges to anticipate.

The franchised concepts run by Doherty Enterprises range from giants like Applebee’s to relative newcomers like Noodles & Company , but they had to sport similar traits to end up in the fold...


We asked six chain veterans what are the significant milestones in the growth of a restaurant company and what lessons they learned while expanding.