Top franchise companies are driving growth, finds researcher Technomic's Top 400 Franchise Report. The 200 largest franchisees grew sales 8.2 percent in 2014, 2.5 times the rate of the Top 500 chains. Unit growth among these companies, too, was three times higher than their franchisors.
Pizza may be a national staple, but its different styles vary based on regions, from the Quad Cities to New Haven. With regional menu items such as Nashville chicken popping up on menus, could pizza be the next regional hit?
Hispanic customers who recently dined out with children younger than 18 years old rated their favorite restaurant chains in a Technomic survey. These are the brands currently winning Hispanic family-dining occasions.