News and events that center around the selling and granting of franchise licenses

Rise of Refranchising and Franchisee Activists Connected?

Often pushed hard by activist investors, refranchising, which is selling corporate-owned stores to franchisees, has been a prominent occurrence in the franchising world of late. But how's that working out for franchisees, both existing and new ones?

This has been a bad couple of months for proponents of refranchising, as a growing number of franchisee revolts have shed light on the limitations to the most popular strategy for operating restaurant brands.

Franchisee Presence Rare on Boards

Franchisor corporate board members who are franchisees are a rare sight. Why, when they know so much about the nitty-gritty running of their brand's business?

Earlier this week, the National Jack in the Box Franchisee Association said it wants a seat on the company’s board of directors.

It’s not an unreasonable request.