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The 5 Biggest Franchise Trends To Watch in 2013

Dec 14, 2012 Comments Off by

Many franchisees are likely relieved that 2012 is coming to a close.  After all, this year has been a challenging one. With the New Year comes a fresh start, but also some fresh challenges.  With an eye towards the future, Franchwire has compiled a list of biggest franchise trends that we will be watching in [...]

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Franchise Business Outlook is Mixed For Remainder of 2012

Jul 30, 2012 Comments Off by

It’s been a tough couple of months for most small business owners, and it appears that franchises are not exempt from the struggles.  The IFA reports that the Franchise Business Index (FBI), a measure of the economic environment for franchise business activity, has declined for the first time since August of 2011.  What’s the reason?  [...]

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Franchise Court Case Makes Things Complicated

Jul 27, 2012 Comments Off

The franchisee/franchisor relationship has always been a little complicated.  Well, thanks to a recent court case, it’s about to get more so.  A California court has recently ruled that a franchisor’s involvement in franchise operations is enough to legally make it the franchisee’s (and their employees’) “employer.”  Get ready. This could spell big changes in [...]

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Papa John’s Ranks at the Top in Customer Satisfaction

Jul 02, 2012 Comments Off

What do Papa John’s, Subway, and Little Caesar’s have in common?  No, it’s not just the tasty high quality food.  These restaurants are well received by their customer bases, as well.  The quick service restaurants have rounded out the top three spots in this year’s American Consumer Satisfaction Index. The ACSI is a report that [...]

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Pizza Hut Heats Up a Sandwich Skirmish

Jun 04, 2012 Comments Off

Here at FranchWire, we haven’t really been shy about applauding the success of Subway.  After all, they’ve done almost everything right – from knowing how to handle bad PR, to having a clever expansion strategy, and supporting their franchisees.   They’ve all but cornered the sandwich market.  Or have they?  Big time pizza player, Pizza Hut, [...]

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Hotel Owners are “All In” for Growth

May 21, 2012 Comments Off

It seems like hotel owners nationwide have a little extra spring in their step lately, and with good reason.  The hotel industry is flourishing right now, finally seeing that much anticipated growth after the dark days of the recession.  As many hotels are expecting to soon take on a large number of new workers, expand, [...]

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Subway Ranks as Top Franchise Opportunity

May 04, 2012 Comments Off

For the second year in a row, Subway has been recognized as the top franchise opportunity in the Franchise Direct Top 100 Global Franchises Ranking, which noted that the brand possesses “a clear business plan, a commitment to training and support, an ability to innovate and sensitivity to environmental issues.” Subway has been in the [...]

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Quality is King as Fast Food Goes Gourmet

Apr 25, 2012 2 Comments

In a world where Pizza Hut just announced a pizza with cheeseburgers serving as the crust for their Middle Eastern stores, it’s almost hard to believe that “gourmet” menu offerings for franchises are trending.  Still, in 2012 quality is King as the most popular fast food chains begin to push superior products that would appeal [...]

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