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Franchise Resources Archive: January, 2011

Wendy's New Directions

January 31, 2011 / BLOG POST Franchise Company Updates, Food Franchising
Trying to figure which direction the fast food industry may turn? If so, then keep an eye on Wendy’s.   They announced their plans for future expansion late last week. It involves more breakfast, more international units, and hopefully more profits. According to the Atlanta Business Journal, they’re going to follow the McDonald’s model.   In the last few years, McDo... Read more.

Kiddie Academy seeks expansion in the Chicago area

January 27, 2011 / FRANCHISE NEWSChildren's Franchises
Kiddie Academy® Nationally accredited child care franchise identifies growth opportunities in greater Chicago area. Read more.

Managing International Expansion

January 27, 2011 / BLOG POST International Franchising
As you may know, Franchise Direct operates franchising websites in seven different countries, so we’re particularly interested in the development in the international franchising market. The Wall-Street Journal has just written a very in-depth article on the state of the global economy and how this will affect businesses eyeing international expansion, including franchises. This article offers com... Read more.

Von Schrader product receives Green Seal certification

January 26, 2011 / FRANCHISE NEWSCleaning Franchises
Von Schrader Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning Service The Von Schrader company submitted its Anti Re-Soil Low pH Detergent concentrate for certification and has since received the Green Seal of Approval. Read more.

Food For Thought On Franchising

January 26, 2011 / BLOG POST Food Franchising, Market Trends and Stats About Franchising
We love getting the candid input of franchisors on the industry and the CEO of Firehouse Subs has written an interesting piece about the question of whether there are too many restaurants in America. The obvious answer is yes, there are a lot of restaurants our great country, probably too many. But the central point of Don Fox’s article in Fast Casual is that while there may be too many res... Read more.

'Franchising Is In My Blood'

January 25, 2011 / BLOG POST Women in Franchising
We can debate all day whether entrepreneurs possess something like franchising DNA, but any time I hear someone say “Franchising is in my blood”, I sit up and take notice. Tom Heath, who pens the Value Added column in the Washington Post, has wrote a very engaging story about two women’s journey in franchising."Franchising is not for everyone, but it is in my blood. We are passionate about our bus... Read more.

KFC's Amazing Rise In China Continues

January 24, 2011 / BLOG POST International Franchising, Franchise Company Updates, Food Franchising
The premier of China Wu Jintao was visiting the White House last week and his visit shined a light on the strongest new common bonds between the two countries: a love for Kentucky Fried Chicken.   China’s love for the Colonel Sanders creation continues to go rapidly, as CNNMoney have chronicled. In the last year, the Yum! China’s third-quarter sales topped $1.2 billion. That&rs... Read more.

Forbes Release Their List Of The 20 Best Franchises

January 20, 2011 / BLOG POST General Franchising Industry News
Forbes is one of the country’s most-recognized sources for business information and analysis and they’ve just published their guide on the 20 best franchise investments. They’ve partnered with Robert Bond of Bond’s Franchising Guides to provide their list of the top 20 franchises in America. It’s a unique list with a different spin on franchising.Their top 3 franchises are Domino’s, 7-Eleven and K... Read more.

January Means Fitness Franchises

January 19, 2011 / BLOG POST Market Trends and Stats About Franchising
January for many people means the gym. The indulgences of the holiday season are in the rear view mirror and it's time to be serious again.A new year often means a new beginning, both in the sense of everyday individuals and entrepreneurs. Gym franchises do a huge chunk of their annual trade in these first six weeks of the year. This is the time of year when many people are considering a gym franc... Read more.

Franchising In The Sunshine State

January 18, 2011 / BLOG POST General Franchising Industry News
Franchising came to Miami last week. Franchise Expo South was held in the Miami Beach Convention Center and featured stalls from over 200 franchisors. Florida is one of America's top states for franchisors and Franchise Expo South provided a great platform for businesses looking to connect with new franchisees. The Miami Herald spoke with many franchisors at the event. You get a sense of the con... Read more.
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