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Financing

With plummeting sales, franchisees face a brutal future

The coronavirus shock is putting considerable pressure on franchisees large and small, and franchisors are already taking steps to ease the problem.

Financing

Subway works to keep its franchisees afloat

With sales falling amid the coronavirus shock, the sandwich giant is reducing royalties and suspending ad funds.

On this week’s episode of "A Deeper Dive," RB editors discuss how the virus and steps to prevent its spread are impacting the industry.

As the chain closes dining areas amid the spread of coronavirus, it is working to ensure its operators have the cash to get through a sales slump.

Valuations for many chains suggest potentially serious problems, and that could bode ill for the entire industry, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

Operators need to cut costs, focus on takeout and delivery and think outside the box as they face a long period with little sales.

Growing restrictions and fear are keeping people at home as more than two-thirds of operators tell Black Box their traffic is down.

The company said it is temporarily closing dining room seating over coronavirus fears, joining Starbucks in going takeout-only.

Denny’s was the first U.S. chain to acknowledge that the coronavirus would impact its quarterly results.

The company expects most of its operators to take the same stance amid growing demands to eliminate dine-in visits to stem the spread of the coronavirus.

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