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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 […]

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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 […]

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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     

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Whether you subscribe to FRANdata’s New Concept Report or not there is always something interesting for franchise nerds (like us) . Here are a few fun facts as analyzed by Edith Wiseman president extraordinaire at FRANdata — 11 franchisors added a new franchise concept to their portfolio California & Texas have the greatest number of new franchise […]

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by: Claire Liuzza, Research Analyst Some 35% of franchised brands that FRANdata has analyzed are under-performers based on their FUND score. What does this mean to you?  What this means to you, the lender, is that a franchisee/borrower has a better chance of succeeding with a brand that has a high FUND score. So in turn, when working […]