FRESH Restaurants opens the doors on its first overseas location this week, with anxious customers in Singapore getting their first taste of the brand's fresh and healthy lifestyle. Read more.
This treemap chart displays the number of countries in which each of the Top 100 franchises operates in. The scale of the rectangles represents the number of countries each franchise operates in while the colors represent each franchise’s Top 100 ranking. Clicking on each industry allows you to drill down to see which franchises make up each industry. The number of countries is displayed b...
This year we have prepared a treemap chart to help visualize the large amount of data in our Top 100 report. The treemap chart displays the magnitude of each industry and franchise in a hierarchical fashion using rectangles while simultaneously using colors to display their Top 100 ranking. The chart below firstly shows the industries within the Top 100 report. The size of each industries’...
So what should you keep in mind if you’re looking to take your franchise international?
A good person to look to for advice is William Edwards, CEO of Edwards Global Services (EGS) LLC. In addition to being a Certified Franchise Executive (CFE), Mr. Edwards is also a member of the International Franchise Association Supplier Forum, and is an instructor on international licensing for the In...
Last year, we put the spotlight on two prominent franchisors that were in the midst of selling off well-known brands from their operations due to a desire to focus on their more profitable brands. A year later, those sales have now been completed.
In January 2011, YUM! Brands announced that they were seeking a buyer, or buyers, for their A&W All-American Food Restaurants (#54...
You would be hard pressed to find a bigger turnaround story than that of Domino’s Pizza (#19).
Just three short years ago, a survey of consumer taste preferences among national chains showed Domino's to be falling well behind the pack in the ultra-competitive pizza market. By the end of the 2009 calendar year, Domino's announced plans to entirely reinvent its pizza. It was at that point t...
Making this year’s rankings was tougher than it ever has been in the ranking’s four year history due to not only market conditions, but a larger pool of candidates. Because of this enhanced competition, the companies that make up the top 10 are truly at the top of their game.
Table 1: The Top 10
Franchise 2012 Rank Country of Origin Industry/Category
Every franchise operation that possesses the adequate resources cannot ignore the opportunities and possibilities that come with global expansion.
Several foreign markets in places like South America, Eastern Europe, and Asia are experiencing rapid middle class growth that’s taking place concurrently with a spike in economic growth that outpaces that of the Uni...
Sometimes, they say, two franchises are better than one. Many franchises have discovered in the last few years that co-branded franchises can dramatically increase customer number and profits. No franchise can give everyone what they want, so why not team with other like-minded concepts?Perhaps the best known co-branded franchise concept in the country is the YUM! Brands package of Taco Bell and K...
Throughout the year you’ll have an opportunity to attend free webinars, meet USG at different events, review articles, and possibly most exciting – enter the Upside Group $100,000 Giveaway!