What FRANdata Thinks

As you begin to plan for 2022 and beyond, you now have another consideration. It’s been so long since we’ve had inflation concerns, it’s time to understand what that means for the economy, business, and your company’s profitability. As I noted in FRANdata’s annual economic forecast presentation at the Multi-Unit Franchising Conference in early September, […]

FRANdata has been championing franchise lending for more than 15 years. Aside from speaking to hundreds of Franchise Registry lenders members, we also go to several lender conferences every year, updating lenders on the outlook for franchising and the soundness of the business model while getting to the pulse of franchise lending straight from the […]

By Steve Mize of GCF Valuation Last year we wrote an article on how to value a “personal service” franchise. In the original article we discussed some of the concerns being a continued decline in revenue trends for this industry due to competition and overall saturation in the market, but more importantly the reliance on […]

FRANdata identified 85 new franchise brands across 18 industries in Q2 2021. A majority of new brandsoperated in the Quick Service Restaurant industry, followed by the health and fitness vertical.Despite the impact of the pandemic, 19% of all new brands identified in this quarter were QSR concepts,with a number of them offering ethnic menu items […]

We’ve seen this play out many times. The economy takes a dramatic downturn and during the recovery new companies arise with products and services tailored to a more rapidly evolving market. Existing companies try to keep up, and/or their franchisors are reluctant to do the hard work to make the necessary changes. There are many […]


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