Although the 4th of July is over, summer is still going strong when it comes to franchising. This week's Friday Franchising News is taking a look at exciting expansions, industry accolades and tasty celebrations to mark on your calendar.
McDonald’s Unveils Breakfast Sandwich Trifecta
Offering select breakfast items all day has proven to be a hit with Mcdonald’s customers. Rising quarterly sales have prompted the fast food giant to eliminate the regionality of certain locations serving biscuits, while others serve McMuffin sandwiches. Starting this September, both sandwiches will be available everywhere, along with McGriddle sandwiches. The addition of biscuits and McGriddles all day also gives McDonald’s the option to add more enticing products utilizing the expanded ingredient selection.
CPR Cell Phone Repair Continues Expansion in Mexico
CPR Cell Phone Repair announces the opening of a second franchise store in Mexico City. CPR has partnered with Celex Group, one of Mexico’s largest suppliers of wireless solutions, to expand the retail mobile device repair franchise into Mexico. Mexico City is the capital of Mexico and one of the most important economic hubs in Latin America, ranking as the eighth richest city in the world with a GDP expected to double by 2020. Celex Group will continue to develop CPR stores in various franchise locations across Mexico within the coming year.
Krispy Kreme Celebrates 79th Birthday
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts will celebrate its upcoming 79th birthday in a sweet way. On July 13, the classic American doughnut and coffee franchise will offer a dozen doughnuts for 79 cents to customers who buy any dozen doughnuts at regular price. This special is available in the U.S. and Canada. Fans are invited to come enjoy tasty treats and share favorite birthday moments with the hashtag #KrispyKreme.
Forbes Names Marco’s Pizza as One of America’s Best Franchises to Buy
Marco’s Pizza, the nation’s fastest growing pizza chain, was named by Forbes as one of America’s Best Franchises on its annual list of best and worst franchises in America. Boasting a five-year growth rate of 24% and average initial investment of $384,092, Marco’s Pizza was ranked as the second best franchise to buy in 2016 in the medium-size segment, with entry costs ranging from $150,001 and $500,000. The Forbes “America’s Best and Worst Franchises to Buy” list was created from performance and revenue metrics compiled and analyzed by FRANdata, a research and consulting firm that focuses on studying the comparative performance of franchise brands.
Bruster’s Commemorates National Ice Cream Month
July is National Ice Cream Month and Bruster’s is serving up the chance to win free ice cream for a year. All it takes is posting a photo of you, your friends, family or even your pet enjoying Bruster’s Ice Cream on Twitter or Instagram between July 5 and August 2. To enter, tag photos with #ThatBrustersFeeling and #Sweeps. A random winner will be selected each week. To add flavorful inspiration, Bruster’s is promoting a July Flavor Explosion theme. This limited time offering includes: new Dewey Mountain Ice, Cotton Candy Explosion, and Birthday Cake Flavor.