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Protests against McDonalds and Other Chains in U.S. Spread to Other Countries

Worldwide protests against major franchise fast food chains took place in over 30 countries on May 15.  The protests first began in New York at the end of 2012 and are being heavily promoted by the Service Employees International Union (S.E.I.U.).

Auto Franchises Making a Come Back

Despite lackluster performance over the past few years automotive service franchises will be making a comeback. Over the past three years franchises in the automotive service sector haven’t fared well.

Restaurant Franchisor News from ICRX Investment Conference

Last week I attended the ICRXchange Investment Conference, where thirty restaurant chains presented. The following is some franchisor chain specific news.

Franchising Can Learn a Lesson from Great NFL Coaches

Franchisors and franchisees can benefit from the leadership style and management skills of the NFL’s great coaches.Being an avid sports fan, I’ve had the benefit of watching professional football for a number of years.

Responsible Reporting for Burger King, DineEquity, Dunkin Brands

Over the next two weeks there will be several “pure play” restaurant franchisors that will report earnings: Dunkin Brands (DNKN), Burger King (BKW), and DineEquity (DIN). It should also be mentioned that Sonic Drive In (SONC) and Domino’s (DPZ), which are both 90% franchised, reported in last week.

Franchise Expo Sees Record Crowd in NY

Int'l Franchise Expo in New York
IFE 2012, New York City. photo/courtesy of mfv

NEW YORK CITY— The debut of the International Franchise Expo in New York saw a record 14,313 visitors and 330 exhibitors, according to the organizer MFV Expositions.

A Review of the NYC Int'l Franchise Expo

After attending the recent International Franchise Expo at The Javits Center in New York City I found it a definite improvement over the long- running IFE in Washington,D.C. There was more traffic and the number of exhibitors was higher.

Going International? Don’t Forget One Important Thing

Franchisors that are considering exporting their franchise concept to other countries are advised to prepare by following a checklist of key items.

A Business Plan Should be a Requirement for Buying a Franchise

Visit any website that offers advice on starting a new business or expanding an existing one and you’ll find articles and advice on the importance of writing a business plan. There are tips ranging from how to write an effective business plan to the reasons why it’s so important.