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CHD Expert North America and FRANdata Announce Partnership to integrate FRANdata’s franchise operator data into CHD Expert’s Easy2FIND platform This integration will link both individual and multi unit restaurant franchise owners with the chain locations they own, giving industry suppliers end-to-end visibility and access to 90,000 Franchisees nation wide.  (Chicago, IL – March 15, 2017) […]

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By Edith Wiseman CFE, President, FRANdata This quarter’s New Concept Report —  includes 84 new brands with 300 executive contacts. Overall, there continues to be a quantity of health focused concepts – either healthy food or some kind of alternative health/medical centers. There is a growing trend of  stem-focused childhood education brands and Asian inspired […]

performance of Franchise Brands

FRANdex tracks the performance, based on market capitalization, of 60 U.S.-based publicly-traded companies operating under and generating income through the franchise business model. Collectively, these companies operate 138 franchise brands. All index levels are normalized to 1,000 at Q1 2006 for comparison purposes, and all remaining periods are adjusted accordingly. As McDonald’s represents over 25% […]

sba-addendum

We’ve been keeping you up to date regarding the pending changes at the SBA related to its lending processes for franchise businesses. This week, the SBA formally announced its new Standard Operating Procedure and provided access to the new standard addendum. The new SOP 50 10 5 (i), which will be effective January 1, 2017 describes […]

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There are 72 new franchise concepts profiled, with 275 executive contacts. Altogether, 33 food brands, and 39 nonfood and service brands started franchising in the third quarter of 2016. The number of sit-down restaurant franchised brands grew faster than QSR, adding 13 and 11 new brands respectively.  This is counter intuitive in terms of where the […]