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How Greg Flynn kept the faith through Applebee’s struggles

In this week’s episode of RB's podcast, "A Deeper Dive," the prominent franchisee also discusses his recent purchase of 368 Arby’s restaurants.

Financing

McDonald’s operators say remodels are a financial risk

Franchisees say that as much as 40% of the system would not qualify for lease renewal if sales don’t grow as projected.

This week’s edition of RB's podcast, "A Deeper Dive," explores the growing tension between franchisors and their franchisees.

The purchase of US Beef Corp. gives the Applebee’s operator its fourth brand and more than 1,200 locations.

The franchisee association is suing the franchisor over the company's marketing fund and its remodels.

Tension at Jack in the Box, McDonald’s and others show the model’s limitations, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

The company will let some franchisees wait until 2021 or 2022 to complete store overhauls.

Lenny Comma says operators are “looking for performance to improve.”

The operators are asking California regulators for protection over a coming restructuring of lease arrangements.

Operators are major brand investors. Their views should be taken into account at the corporate level, says RB’s The Bottom Line.