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People are still eating restaurant food, they’re just not doing it at restaurants as much. Delivery apps from DoorDash Inc., Postmates Inc., GrubHub Inc. and UberEats have made ordering in easier, and have changed the way food chains think about their business. The number of food delivery app downloads is up 380% compared with three […]

On Franchise Associations & Advisory Councils: Over the two decades, franchisee associations have become a mainstay of the franchise community. Much like the development of labor unions in this country, franchise systems have witnessed the development and rise of franchisee associations as a powerful vehicle of franchisee representation and negotiation.  While large franchise systems have […]

Over the two decades, franchisee associations have become a mainstay of the franchise community. Much like the development of labor unions in this country, franchise systems have witnessed the development and rise of franchisee associations as a powerful vehicle of franchisee representation and negotiation.  While large franchise systems have co-existed with franchisee associations for decades, […]

The latest New Concept Report includes 71 new brands ranging from child-related to real estate concepts. For this update we found the following trends: Within the QSR sector the trend was away from high-calorie traditional American cuisine, with multiple Asian or Mediterranean entries, and a general bend towards healthier offerings. Within recreation, fitness and the education sectors an overarching […]

Just as the FRANdex had started showing signs of recovery in the previous quarter, the rise in take-private PE acquisitions created dents to the index performance in Q3-2018. FRANdex underperformed both the broad indices. While the S&P 500 rose by 4.8%, Russell 500 declined by 3.2%; in the same period FRANdex declined by 5.1% q-o-q. […]

 

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