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More companies are turning to franchising for growth

As demand for franchises increases, companies see potential in the business model to speed development.


Push grows to change franchise regulations

Bills have or will be introduced to let franchisees sue their franchisor and require the SBA to publish franchises’ default rates as concerns about troubled systems mount.as

The company has a 250-unit deal with PJ Western Group to expand into the country over the next seven years.

Fat Brands’ latest acquisition will give it five more concepts, including Round Table Pizzza, Great American Cookies, Hot Dog on a Stick, Marble Slab Creamery and Pretzelmaker.

The franchise’s ongoing charges are higher than all but one other system, backing some operators who want them lowered. The company argues it has many other strengths that make it a better option.

The regional chicken chain will be opening locations in Houston and Dallas as part of a major move into the Lone Star State.

The current Nashville area operators didn’t provide enough details that they were treated differently than other operators.

Several restaurant chains are pushing aggressive development and signing more operators as they look toward recovery, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

He said a technology fee at the center of its quarrel with operators amounts to “a rounding error” when compared to the overall health of the system.

The chain saw its sales take off last year. It now hopes to get franchisees to buy units again after taking a break during the pandemic.

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