FRANalysts Fridays: Year in Review & Trends for 2019

January 4th, 2019 by Ritwik Donde

Franchising’s year in review:

Another year has come to an end. And thus far it has been a busy year for the franchise industry. We have seen numerous new concepts opt for the franchise business model as their growth engine, enter the market, and a few others lose traction.

Read all about the trends here.

In the News:

  • Interim Pursues Hospice Growth Across Franchise Network [Home Health Care News]
  • Jack in the Box Exploring Sale [Nation’s Restaurant News]
  • Applebee’s Buys 69 Franchised Stores, Resolves Dispute with RMH [Restaurant Business]
  • Kick It Up! 9 Round Founder Targets 5,000 Units Worldwide [Franchising.com]
  • How McKinsey Has Helped Raise the Stature of Authoritarian Governments [NY Times]
  • Norfolk’s The Dirty Buffalo Wants to Franchise and Expand [The Virginian Pilot]
  • Alliance Franchise Brands LLC Acquires RSVP Publications [Franchising.com]
  • Sentinel Capital Partners Acquires Pet Supplies Plus [PR Newswire]
  • FAT Brands to Acquire, Franchise Yalla Mediterranean [Franchise Times]
  • Authority Brands Acquires Mosquito Squad [Franchising.com]
  • Inside Camuto Group’s $375M Deal with ABG and DSW [Footwear News]
  • Nurse Next Door Signs Master Franchise Agreement for Australia [Franchising.com]
  • SCE Credit Access Survey [New York Fed]
  • Inside Inspire’s New Brand Empire [QSR Magazine]
  • A Sign Economic Clouds are Darkening? [Business Insider]
  • Demand for In-home Care Growing in Low-Density Areas [Home Health Care News]
  • Breakfast Brunch Café Announces 2019 Franchise Opportunity with a Family (Franchisee) First Strategy [Restaurant News]
  • Pure Barre’s CEO Out, Seeks Next Fleet to Command [Franchise Times]
  • Regymen Fitness Primes for National Growth Through Franchising [PR Web]
  • Franchisor 101: New Revenue Recognition Rule for Initial Franchise Fees [JDSUPRA]
  • Pizza Hut U.S. to Acquire Leading Online Ordering Provider QuikOrder [PRNewswire]
  • Christian Brothers Automotive Expands Leadership Team to Drive Franchise Growth [After Market News]

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