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“72.5 percent of people left their food service or hospitality gigs in 2017, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Restaurants struggle to keep waitresses and cooks on staff, and the current low unemployment rate makes finding replacements a challenge.” “Apprentices will acquire nationally recognized credentials and be equipped to pursue a variety of management […]

From Senior Research Analyst, Ritwik Donde. 72.5 percent of people left their food service or hospitality gigs in 2017, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Restaurants struggle to keep waitresses and cooks on staff, and the current low unemployment rate makes finding replacements a challenge. FRANdata has consistently maintained the view that low skilled […]

After a rough stretch of market volatility, the FRANdex just snapped its quarterly win streak that stretches back to 2016. FRANdex registered lower Q-o-Q returns (-2.99%) as compared to both the broader indices. S&P 500’s returns were down -1.64%, while Russell 2000’s by -2.43%. Click here to download the latest FRANdex.

This week includes insights on M&A activity, apprenticeships in franchising, a new brand, and brand leadership changes. M &A Activity has picked up in the last quarter within franchise lodging brands. Red Lion Hotels bought out Knights Inn; Choice Hotels International bought WoodSpring Suites; Wyndham made a couple of noteworthy single-brand deals, first picking up […]

FRANdata developed and uses the FRANdex  to see how franchising is performing against other indexes like the Dow Jones. With the recent crash of the Dow, we take a look at the impact it’s had on franchising.   The falling stock market crash had a significant impact on companies in the FRANdex: Its periodic decline […]

 

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