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As US Sales Dry, Dunkin' Looks at Europe

Dunkin' Donuts
A Dunkin' shop in America, photo/bmm

America may run on Dunkin' but what about Europe? After sixty years, Europe accounts for only 1 percent of Dunkin' Donuts' $9.3 billion in sales.

Do Contingency Fee Arrangements Undermine Franchise Dispute Settlements?

Last week I wrote about the process of mediating franchise disputes.

The Days of High Upfront International License Fees Are Over

A number of years ago certain franchisors that franchised internationally had a practice of trying to get the highest licensing fee as possible upfront.

MCD To Spend $2.9B, Add 1325 Stores in 2012

Despite the economy, McDonald's roars ahead.

200 Countries, 200 Years

Prof. Hans Rosling shows an interesting animated graph of the wealth and longevity of the citizens of 200 countries for 200 years. The data has implications for international franchisors.

Abrakadoodle and My Gym Enterprises To Co-Brand in China

Abrakadoodle Remarkable Art Education and My Gym Enterprises have recently entered into a co-branding agreement for the expansion of the Abrakadoodle brand in the Peoples Republic of China and M

Iceland's Economy Freezes Over

How will Icelanders get through those long winter nights when McDonald’s shutters its restaurants in the island nation in the next few days?

Franchising Up: Franchising Down and Dangerous

The Franchise QuestionSYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - This article considers what BMM readers seem to agree are critical and universal dangers in franchising and especially at a time when confidence is down.

Wall Street Journal: Franchising Omissions Are Misleading

Franchising BlindThis is what makes me angry.

International Franchise Exhibition Schedule

1st Quarter 2009

13 Mar - 16 Mar Franchise Expo Paris Paris France
20 Mar - 21 Mar British & International Franchise Exhibition London United Kingdom