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Franchise Resources Archive: March, 2010

Fred Harvey And America's First Restaurant Chain

March 31, 2010 / BLOG POST Franchise Company Updates, Food Franchising, Franchise Reads and Book Reviews
Anyone with an interest in the history of franchising, and for history in general, will take great interest in a new book that charts out the spread of one of the most popular restaurant chains in the American frontier.   Appetite for America by Stephen Fried traces the history of Harvey’s restaurants, which was at its time, the biggest name in American eating. The restaurant chain wa... Read more.

Car Talk With Driven Brands CEO Ken Walker

March 30, 2010 / BLOG POST Franchise Company Updates
It’s been nearly a year since Franchise Direct published its report on the automotive industry. After assessing the FDDs of 30 franchises, we found the automotive aftermarket thriving in the wake of the crisis in Detroit. Those looking for a glimpse into how that franchise market is holding up should check out this recent video interview that CNBC did with Ken Walker, CEO of Driven Brands, owners... Read more.

How To Market Your Franchise On Your Own

March 29, 2010 / BLOG POST Franchise Marketing
For franchisees at the coal-face of business, every public meeting is an opportunity to form a new relationship and make a new customer. So maximizing visibility at these public events is essential for franchisees. Luckily, a leading e-mail marketing expert has outlined some steps that every franchisee can take to get more people to your events. Kevin O’Brien of Constant Contacts, an email marketi... Read more.

Spotlight

March 29, 2010 / TOP 100 ARTICLE Franchise Direct Top 100 Global Franchises
Top 100 Global Franchises 2010 Report Top 100 Global Franchises 2010 Franchise Industry Trends Expansion into Foreign Markets Franchise Spotlight Top 100 Global Franchises - 2010 Rankings Emerging Markets   Franchises interested in growing their brand and elevating their standing in the global market are focusing their expansion plans on China which has a GDP... Read more.

Industry Trends

March 29, 2010 / TOP 100 ARTICLE Franchise Direct Top 100 Global Franchises
Top 100 Global Franchises 2010 Report Top 100 Global Franchises 2010 Franchise Industry Trends Expansion into Foreign Markets Franchise Spotlight Top 100 Global Franchises - 2010 Rankings   Market Share Distribution by Industry  Franchise Industry % Market Share    Establishments... Read more.

The Top 100 Global Franchises 2010

March 29, 2010 / TOP 100 ARTICLE Franchise Direct Top 100 Global Franchises
Top 100 Global Franchises 2010 Report Top 100 Global Franchises 2010 Franchise Industry Trends Expansion into Foreign Markets Franchise Spotlight Top 100 Global Franchises - 2010 Rankings Franchise Direct has compiled its annual ranking of the top global franchises. Based on data from around the globe, this listing compiles the best of the best international franchi... Read more.

Wendy's President Sees Franchising From Both Sides

March 25, 2010 / BLOG POST Franchise Company Updates, Food Franchising, Information for Franchisees
Yesterday, we discussed some of the differences that erupt between franchisors and franchisees and how to go about solving them. We’d like to extend this topic for one more day by focusing on a rare man in franchising: someone who has experienced life on both sides of the franchise divide.   Meet David Karam. He is the president of Wendy’s, but he’s also one of the company... Read more.

How To Improve Franchisor-Franchisee Relations

March 24, 2010 / BLOG POST Information for Franchisees
It’s easy for franchisors and franchisees to find business advice in magazines or on the internet. It’s the good advice that can make or save a business that’s truly hard to come by. Dennis Monroe, a partner in Krass Monroe, PA, a Minneapolis law-firm that specializes in multi-unit franchise finance, mergers and acquisitions, and taxation, has an insightful column in March’s edition of Franchise T... Read more.

Exciting Profile of Koko FitClub in the Boston Globe

March 23, 2010 / BLOG POST Franchise Company Updates
Koko FitClub are undoubtedly one of the most innovative fitness franchise concepts on the market today. But don’t just take our word for it, entrepreneurs. The Boston Globe has just written a very exciting profile about what makes this franchise so unique. Based in Rockland, Massachusetts, Koko FitClub seize on two of the most popular trends in fitness franchising right now: the personal trainer a... Read more.

Ace® Hardware announces plan to sell Craftsman® tools

March 22, 2010 / FRANCHISE NEWSRetail Franchises
Ace Hardware Corporation For the first time Craftsman will sell directly to new retail channel to improve customer accessibility and convenience. Read more.
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