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By: Sveta Lasco, Junior Research Analyst We can learn a lot about how resilient a franchise system is by looking at its performance across a full economic cycle.  By now we are all familiar with the path leading to the last recession where loose credit standards led to an overly aggressive housing lending market. That fast-paced […]


Latest Q3 uodates to the FRANdata database shows that there are 76 new concepts profiled, with 253 executive contacts. Most new concepts this quarter originated in the USA, however there are still a few concepts coming from overseas  – mostly food concepts from East Asia. Altogether, 33 food brands and 43 nonfood and service brands started […]


By: Edith Wiseman, President FRANdata When submitting loan packages to the SBA to obtain loan guarantee numbers, lenders need to determine if the loan meets affiliation standards. Franchise loans must meet both general borrower and franchise-specific affiliation tests. Most franchisors applied for and obtained franchise-specific eligibility approval. All a lender had to do was go […]


The second quarter of 2016 was marked by uncertainty, as legislative rulings challenged the structure of the business model. Planet Fitness (PLNT) registered the highest gain at 38.1%, followed by Jack in the Box (JACK). Other top performers were Papa Johns (PZZA), Krispy Kreme Doughnuts (KKD), and Wingstop (WING); immediately after this reporting period, Krispy […]


Providing home-health aides and other services to older Americans is a fast-growing business By RUTH SIMON Updated Aug. 10, 2016 10:03 p.m. ET One of the hottest trends in franchising these days isn’t sit-down restaurants or real estate. It’s seniors. Read the full story here:  http://www.wsj.com/articles/hot-franchising-trend-services-for-seniors-1470821404?tesla=y