FRANdata in the Press

Will Franchise Leaders Embrace a New Future State Of Franchising?

A relatively misunderstood business model, with a paucity of academic support, franchising is on the precipice of history. Defined by the Federal Trade Commission as an ongoing commercial relationship that includes a license to a brand, payment of a modest fee and the existence of significant ...

The Unstoppable Business Sector Beating the S&P 500

The S&P 500 which has historically returned 7-10% annually is being consistently outperformed by the FRANdex, which tracks the performance of 62 U.S.- based publicly-traded franchise companies. Here are 5 franchise stocks to watch in 2018.

2018 Mega 99 Rankings

Each year we work with FRANdata to compile a list of the country’s largest multi-unit franchisee organizations. Based on total unit count, the rankings show not only the number of units these “mega” franchisees operate, but also their brands.

Cracking the US Market: 4 Lessons

International concepts looking to break into the US market should engage the right partners and franchise experts.

Should We Rethink ‘Location’?

Location, location, location. Once location was king. But industry ‘disruptors’ and online business have been gamechangers, says Darrell Johnson CFE, CEO of FRANdata.

Business Is Booming for Senior Care Franchise

“We have seen explosive growth in the home care and senior care market, largely driven by franchise brands and franchisees seeking to capitalize on the aging U.S. population,” says John Reynolds, president of the International Franchise Association’s Franchise Education & Research ...

Millennial students are leaping into franchising

Some creative and precocious millennial minds have discovered an alternative to traditional entrepreneurship: franchising. According to FRANdata, a market research firm that analyzes franchise performance and operations, 9 percent of all franchises are currently owned by millennials, and the ...

80 Low-Cost Franchises You Can Buy For Under $100,000

Ritwik Donde, senior research analyst at FRANdata, says starting out in the franchise business through a home-based brand, or a mobile concept—which are what most low-cost franchises look like—would help first-time franchisees eliminate lease/mortgage costs.

New Report Shows Franchises Providing Financial Disclosure at Higher Rate than Ever

U.S. franchise brands are increasingly providing financial performance data to prospective investors and lenders, helping create more transparency for prospective franchise owners and greater access to capital from lenders, according to a new report by FRANdata conducted for the Franchise ...