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This is your center for information on international franchising. If you are seriously considering expanding your franchise into international markets, these articles detail the legal and financial requirements for entering many of the world’s biggest franchise markets.

Friday Franchising News - September 23

September 23, 2016 / BLOG POST General Franchising Industry News, International Franchising, Market Trends and Stats About Franchising
In this week's Friday Franchising News, we take a look at the many franchises that are working hard on their international expansion. From Canada to Montenegro to the Philippines, franchises are making themselves known worldwide! Read more.

2016 Top 100 Global Franchises: Introduction

February 11, 2016 / TOP 100 ARTICLE Market Trends and Stats About Franchising, International Franchising, General Franchising Industry News, Franchise Reports and Whitepapers, Franchise Direct Top 100 Global Franchises
Annually, Franchise Direct takes a look at the some of the most well run and largest franchises in the world. Read to see how the 2016 ranking shook out. Read more.

2016 Top 100 Global Franchises: Overview & Headlines

February 11, 2016 / TOP 100 ARTICLE Market Trends and Stats About Franchising, International Franchising, General Franchising Industry News, Franchise Reports and Whitepapers, Franchise Direct Top 100 Global Franchises, Food Franchising
Read about the major story lines from the past year that make up the picture of the the 2016 Top 100 Global Franchises, including what led to the 1st change at the top since 2010. Read more.

2016 Top 100 Global Franchises: Newcomers & Honorable Mentions

February 11, 2016 / TOP 100 ARTICLE Market Trends and Stats About Franchising, International Franchising, General Franchising Industry News, Franchise Reports and Whitepapers, Franchise Direct Top 100 Global Franchises
In this section, we look at the franchises that are making their first appearance in the Top 100 Global Franchises ranking, or narrowly missed the field for 2016. Read more.

2016 Top 100 Global Franchises: International Expansion & Looking Forward

February 11, 2016 / TOP 100 ARTICLE Market Trends and Stats About Franchising, International Franchising, General Franchising Industry News, Franchise Reports and Whitepapers, Franchise Direct Top 100 Global Franchises
Central America seems to be a location franchisors are seeking to develop. Find out about 3 of its main markets, along with some general tips on expanding a franchise internationally here. Read more.

More Franchises Moving Across the Border into Mexico

December 2, 2015 / BLOG POST Food Franchising, International Franchising
Many franchises are finding our neighbor to the south friendly to franchise expansion. Read more.

McDonald's Through the Years: Interactive Graphics

September 15, 2015 / FRANCHISE ARTICLE Food Franchising, Franchise Company Updates, International Franchising
Since its founding over 75 years ago, McDonald's has gone through many changes, including becoming the poster child of the franchising industry. Use these interactive graphics to explore the fast food chain's history. Read more.

The Curious Case of Iranian Fast Food “Franchises”

August 24, 2015 / BLOG POST Food Franchising, International Franchising
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, they say. See how some Iranian entrepreneurs are testing that concept to satisfy a want for American fast food -- an item currently frowned upon in the country by certain powerful groups. Read more.

Talking European Franchise Expansion on Franchise Business Radio

July 31, 2015 / BLOG POST International Franchising, Franchise Direct News and Notes
Our managing director was on Franchise Business Radio recently. He shared some information on European franchise expansion for U.S. franchisors, as well as some tips for people who are interested in buying a franchise of their own. Read more.

8 Tips for Franchisors When Expanding Into Another Country

March 23, 2015 / BLOG POST International Franchising, Interviews
International expansion can be a daunting adventure for a franchise system. Franchise law expert, Philip Zeidman of DLA Piper, gives 8 tips for expanding into another country. Read more.
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