Franchise News

Guide to Becoming a Restaurant Franchise Owner

  Joe Sieve, who bought his first franchise restaurant 20 years ago when he was 24, admits that he didn't know what he was doing and made costly mistakes. He hopes to save new owners from some of those same…

Former Hardee’s Franchisee Buys 24 Pizza Hut Restaurants

  Lisa Albert, an Atlanta businesswoman who formerly owned 25 Hardee's locations throughout the southeast, has finalized the deal to acquire 24 refranchised Pizza Hut units in the Baton Rouge area. “The trends in the Baton Rouge market are very…

Seven Questions to Ask Your Franchisor Before Leasing Commercial Space

  Many future franchisees think that when they join a franchise system, the franchisor will complete everything for them. Think again! Many franchisors often do not have the time or resources available to them to assist their franchisees with commercial…

HVAC Franchisees Discuss the Franchise Experience

  Why should an HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) specialist buy a franchise when he can be an independent businessman? Several franchisees share why they think that with the right company, the advantages are significant. Franchising is an endeavor that…

Franchisee Due Diligence of Franchisors: Lessons from Applebee’s

  In the November 2016 Restaurant Finance Monitor, published by John Hamburger and Franchise Times, there is an excellent article about current issues underway in the Applebee’s system. Applebee's problem is also broadly present in parts of the restaurant franchise…

Franchise Earnings Disclosures Help Deliver Franchise System Growth

  Buying a franchise is about choosing a business that you can make money at. It’s that simple. Passion for the brand is great, but passion doesn’t put money in your pocket. Knowing how much money you can make as…

Forever Yogurt Multi-Unit Owner Tells How He Got Started

  Sam Sheth, who owns three Forever Yogurt franchise locations and at least one Red Mango, shares how he chose Forever Yogurt over a couple of pizza franchises he was also considering and the road he's traveled since that decision around three…

Free franchise advertising launches in the UK

Free franchise advertising, lead generation & SEO for franchise businesses We know being found amongst the billions of websites on the internet can be a tough task for franchise businesses A great way to increase traffic, boost your search rankings and to…

Multi-Unit Franchisee Freezes Moe’s Expansion in Columbia, MO

  Franchisee Jeff Offutt, who owns 44 Subway sandwich franchises, several Five Guys Burgers and Fries and 3 Moe's Southwest Grills, has put a hold on his plan to add a fourth Moe's in South Columbia because two of his three…

Franchisee JAE Acquires Additional 97 Wendy’s Restaurants

  JAE Restaurant Group, the largest multi-unit franchisee of Wendy’s in south Florida, has acquired 97 new Wendy's restaurant franchises throughout Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade Counties, making it one of the largest employers in that area with a total…

Tips in Recognizing a Franchise in Disguise

  Due diligence to prospective franchise owners is important. Part of that process is governed by a rule promulgated by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. Specifically, the FTC has set forth the disclosures that a franchisor must provide to prospective…

Due Diligence Tips for International Franchise Opportunities

  For readers who have traveled overseas, coming across certain American franchises may be a welcome reminder of home. Brands like Starbucks or McDonald's seem to have a ubiquitous world presence. Indeed, franchising can now be found in over 160…