What FRANdata Thinks

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 […]

FRANdata tracks all franchise brands in the US and almost nothing gets us as excited as when we see new groundbreaking concepts entering franchising, and that includes international brands entering the US. This chart is an outcome of our quarterly New Concept Report. One of the data points we include in each quarterly report is […]

The International Franchise Association (IFA) recently released its annual Economic Outlook Report detailing the franchise industry’s projected economic forecast for 2021. Conducted by FRANdata, the report offers an in-depth look into franchising’s growth trend following the economic fallout due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as an in-depth state outlook for all 50 states and Washington D.C. Top […]

Looking at what’s changed in 2020 because of Covid – and what changes might be permanent – let’s start with the biggest driver of economic activity: consumers. A majority of the more than 2,000 people surveyed by Jones Lang LaSalle said they want to continue working away from the office at least two days a […]

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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