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The rise and fall of Subway, the world’s largest fast-food chain

Subway has the most locations of any fast-food chain on the planet, with more than 42,000 restaurants in over 100 countries. Its franchising model helped it expand rapidly, but it has negatively impacted franchise owners. In recent years, Subway has closed thousands of stores and the fast-food chain seems to […]
The rise and fall of Subway, the world’s largest fast-food chain
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A misconception about McDonald’s and other fast-food franchises helps explain why hundreds of thousands of workers lack benefits like paid sick leave

Fast-food franchises like McDonald’s are seeing backlash on the treatment of workers during the coronavirus outbreak. Some critics may not realise that McDonald’s franchisees – who own and operate roughly 95% of the chain’s locations in the US – have complete control over workers’ pay, hours, and benefits. For example, […]
A misconception about McDonald’s and other fast-food franchises helps explain why hundreds of thousands of workers lack benefits like paid sick leave
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McDonald’s franchisees say in survey that Chick-fil-A is the biggest chain holding them back from winning the chicken category

Chick-fil-A is prevailing when it comes to growth and customer service, to the point where it’s become the stuff of McDonald’s franchisees’ nightmares. Kalinowski Equity Research interviewed 20 to 30 McDonald’s franchise owners across the United States. McDonald’s currently has around 2,000 franchisees in the US. Kalinowski’s survey found that […]
McDonald’s franchisees say in survey that Chick-fil-A is the biggest chain holding them back from winning the chicken category
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A major Popeyes franchisee says the viral chicken sandwich helped boost sales

A major Popeyes franchisee said that the chain’s famous chicken sandwich helped increase sales. Carrols Restaurant Group Inc., which operates 55 Popeyes restaurants in 23 states, said Monday that preliminary same-store sales for its Popeyes stores rose 21.2% year-over-year in the fourth quarter. The massive growth was encouraged, in part, […]
A major Popeyes franchisee says the viral chicken sandwich helped boost sales
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The founder of Jim’s Mowing slams Australian government: ‘Franchisees get incredibly stuffed’

Jim’s Mowing founder David “Jim” Penman has described a set of new franchising recommendations that were submitted to the Australian government as “feeble,” adding that he believes franchisees currently get “incredibly stuffed” by franchisors. Recommendations from the parliamentary inquiry into the $170 billion franchising sector don’t go far enough, according […]
The founder of Jim’s Mowing slams Australian government: ‘Franchisees get incredibly stuffed’
Strategy

5 successful owners tell how they spot and run a winning franchise

Franchises. Sometimes they’re hugely profitable, sometimes they’re a devastating mistake. But if you dream of being your own boss, opening a franchise can be cheaper — and considerably less risky — than funding a new small business or startup. Peter Harris, CEO of franchise marketing platform Digital Stack, works with […]
5 successful owners tell how they spot and run a winning franchise