Red Robin retains outside help for refranchising drive

The casual chain says The Cypress Group will assist in identifying what corporate markets should be sold to franchisees.


With international growth, master franchising usually fails

A Mizuho analyst finds the vast majority of master franchising commitments go unfulfilled, and 40% fail altogether, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

The fast-growing 12-year-old chain is getting more deliberate in its growth strategy.

The filing is the latest development in a dispute between the company’s majority and minority shareholders over royalty payments for the last 40 years.

But the operator's margins took a hit last quarter due to intense promotions.

Three years after filing for bankruptcy protection, the casual-dining chain is finding smaller units can work wonders.

Restaurant franchisees can enhance their opportunities for long-term success by working with a trusted partner to better understand their business value and how that translates to their borrowing power.

CEO Steve Easterbrook is not concerned that operator unrest will derail what he calls an ambitious plan in the U.S.

The company has fewer than 25,000 locations in the U.S., the lowest level since 2011.

The 10-unit chain just signed its first operator, with plans to accelerate its expansion.