MUOs control 54% of all franchised units   Multi-unit franchise operators control a remarkable 54% of all franchised units in the U.S. today. Currently, 43,212 multi-unit operators control more than 223,213 franchised units in the U.S. The steady expansion of multi-unit dominance had its start in the late 1980s, so it is relatively recent in […]

As part of the FTC seeking public comment on its review of the franchise rule, the IFA is sharing insight into the experiences of franchisors and franchisees. The IFA believes that in light of the unity of support communicated by its franchisee, franchisor, and supplier members, it strongly endorses continuation of the Rule in substantially […]

Is there a forecast tool that can help franchisees pick brands with higher growth potential? Whether you’re a buy-and-hold investor or looking for a quicker return building a new unit and selling it, the ability of a brand to expand over time obviously influences your investment decision but how do you evaluate that ability? Is […]

For the last couple decades franchise development has consisted of casting marketing nets (ads, expos, websites, direct mail and so forth) and trying to attract franchisee prospects.  Further, for years franchisors have struggled to get franchisees to share business information as well as create a platform that is confidently secure, thereby taking advantage of one […]

FRANdata’s own President, Edith Wiseman, was recently on Mind Your Business talking all things franchising, including the recent release of the Forbes Best & Worst Franchises of 2018. FRANdata worked on the best and worst franchise ranking for Forbes. Edith also answered questions from listeners of the show. This recording originally aired on Sirius XM Channel […]