What FRANdata Thinks

 With nearly 1,900 franchisees and connections to 176 distinct brands, the network of Dunkin’ Donuts franchise owners is as varied as it is vast. These owners aren’t just part of the Dunkin’ brand; they enrich it with their diverse backgrounds, from long-standing family businesses to dynamic multi-brand ventures. Predominantly multi-unit, multi-brand owners, Dunkin’ franchisees also […]

Until May 11, 2023, the US Small Business Administration (SBA) facilitated franchise financing by authenticating brand eligibility through its directory. However, the SBA directory has been discontinued, and lenders now bear the burden of determining eligibility. This shift has led to banks reassessing their underwriting processes, causing delays and increased denials due to uncertainty. Lenders […]

What does 2024 hold for franchisor M&A? During a time of economic uncertainty, it’s especially hard to make forecasts. However, there are some emerging trends that suggest that there will be some deal activity in 2024. Data from Boston Consulting Group shows that through the end of August 2023, companies had announced approximately 21,500 deals […]

Many businesses face significant hurdles when it comes to finding franchisee decision makers. Clients often come to us frustrated, realizing that what seemed like a simple task has turned into a complex and time-consuming process. Here are several reasons why locating accurate franchisee contact data can be so challenging: 1. Franchising: A Business Model, Not […]

Domino’s franchisees can be characterized as loyal with deep roots in the system – some, if not most, have decades’ experience either working at Dominos or owning and running their business.  Unlike other franchisees, they don’t tend to diversify into other brands. The FRANdata Playbook provides insights to empower your sales and marketing strategies. Know […]