What FRANdata Thinks

Every crisis creates brand winners and losers. This one is no different. Eventual brand winners will be those that best understood the long-term implications during the crisis and reimagined their businesses from the ground up. I’m not yet prepared to forecast the winners, but I can raise some questions that might help multi-unit operators consider […]

In the past several months, our spotlight series has focused on franchise brands you know and love like Dickey’s, PuroClean, Kiddie Academy. For this next installment, we’re branching out into the world of franchise industry suppliers. There are so many worthy mentions within our space of colleagues and friendly competitors, we wanted to help shed light on the […]

At FRANdata we consider our team of research and data analysts the backbone of the company. Our passion for all things franchising starts and ends with our brain trust and that comprises of talented people who spend countless hours gathering, analyzing and deciphering metrics and insights so that our clients can make decisions that resonate. […]

We thought we knew how the end of this first generation of substantial multi-unit expansion was moving into the next generational phase, i.e., a combination of family/investor ownership buyouts, M&A consolidation, and continued expansion within and across brands. But the Covid-19 crisis is showing some initial signs of changing how this next generation of multi-unit […]

Buoyed by a mix of market correction and federal government assistance like PPP loans, payroll tax cuts, etc., FRANdex achieved major quarter-over-quarter gains in Q2-2020. In the quarter, franchise companies’ (excluding McDonald’s) annual returns outperformed both broader indices – S&P 500 and Russell 2000. Non-food franchises were the major gainers in the quarter, up 51.6% […]

 

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