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Debating the risks and rewards of franchising

On this week’s episode of "A Deeper Dive," franchising experts Matthew Haller and Keith Miller debate the riskiness of operating a franchise business.


Subway adds several new executives

The sandwich giant named Carrie Walsh its new chief marketing officer as its leadership overhaul continues.

Capital Restaurant Group, a 24-unit operator, said it hasn’t been allowed to close underperforming locations.

Operators’ rate of leverage has soared in recent years, which may become a burden in an economic downturn, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

Chick-fil-A remains the top brand among young consumers, according to a semiannual Piper Jaffray survey.

The pizza chain recorded its lowest rate of growth in seven years amid intense competition from third-party delivery.

Restaurant prices are up 11% since 2015 and 3.2% over the past year, making up much of the industry’s growth, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

But restaurant industry hiring continued to slow down in September.

The operations were sold on the brink of being closed to multiconcept operator and Famous Dave’s franchisee Ascend.

A surprising controversy regarding the McDonald’s-DoorDash offer shows that consumers will be the ones who pay for delivery, says RB’s The Botton Line.

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