Celeb’s Invest in Franchises for a Reason

Franchises offer proven operating systems, marketing materials and plans, established supply chains, interior and exterior design, preferential purchasing arrangements and many other factors which help a business be successful. One would think that celebrities would capitalize on their fame to open restaurants bearing their own name.  In fact, many celebrities have  decided to take advantage of the proven systems offered by quality franchisors.  The following article from “The Island Packet”…

McDonald’s Franchise Woes

McDonald’s was once considered the gold standard for franchise investments.  A McDonald’s was considered to be almost a sure thing.  Now units are closing faster than new ones are opening and many franchisees are struggling.  The McDonald’s brand is struggling to find a place for itself in a world of gourmet burger chains and people looking for healthier options. The latest move, to introduce all day breakfast has caused extra…

Services to Overtake Food In the Franchising Sector

A great article here on how service franchises will pass food franchises in total outlets within the next couple of years.  Competition is high in the food industry, margins are tight, and often the investment for a food franchise is higher than that required for a good service franchise. Many people think about food franchises first when they are looking for a business opportunity, because that is what they are…

Many New Franchise Concepts Entering the Market

A recent article in Entrepreneur discussed some of the new franchise concepts hitting the market.  Every month dozens of new businesses hit the market.  While some are strong brands and go on to great success, many other languish and eventually fail. As a professional Franchise Consultant, with business and professional experience in numerous fields I am uniquely positioned to help research franchise brands and put  you in a good position…