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10 Restaurant Trends That Burned Out Quickly

May 12, 2016
10 Restaurant Trends That Burned Out Quickly   On their quest toward creating something different, many a restaurant owner has (accidentally) done something terrible. Whether they actually thought their idea would work, or that it was just so “out there” that people would flock, the

What’s a Franchise? Breaking Down the Basics From Step 1

May 5, 2016
What’s a Franchise? Breaking Down the Basics From Step 1   You’ve heard the word franchise. You know they can be a great business venture. You might have even considered branching out into one on your own. But do you really understand what it means? Everything that goes into a franc

What is “Success” and How do you Measure it?

April 27, 2016
What is “Success” and How do you Measure it?   It’s generally assumed that a business is out for success. In whatever form - money, a steady customer base – maybe even additional locations. Whatever it is that one’s after with their venture, once it’s achieve

Food Trends that Made it Big in 2015

April 20, 2016
Food Trends that Made it Big in 2015   There's no denying that we live in a time where trends influence our choices. Styles, practices, flavors, ingredients, and more all have quickly grown into popularity and changed the face of businesses. For whatever reason, these items become all the rage;

Management Material: Finding What it Takes

April 11, 2016
Management Material: Finding What it Takes   All business owners can agree that finding someone to be in charge – especially while you’re not there – is a key part to running your company. No matter how hard any one person tries, they simply can’t be available 24 hours a

Going with the Flow: Can Décor Help Sell Food?

April 4, 2016
Going with the Flow: Can Décor Help Sell Food?   There’s long-since been talk of fast food joints painting restaurants according to what will best sell food. Neon makes us hungry; orange causes thirst; cartoon animals make us want more fries, allegedly. But how many of us research

What’s in Your Franchising Contract?

March 25, 2016
What’s in Your Franchising Contract?   Contracts are an important part of business. They outline what goes into a professional venture – on either side of the deal – and help keep everyone secure. Even when the highest level of trust is involved, having it in writing (“

Food Trends That Died Out: How to Choose a “Gimmick” That Sticks

March 18, 2016
Food Trends That Died Out: How to Choose a “Gimmick” That Sticks   In the world of restaurants, there have been many a chain. Chains where different types of foods are offered, themes that dictate décor or menu items – maybe even something completely unique, such as pap

Did You Know? Use Food Franchise’s Tools to Get Started

March 7, 2016
Did You Know? Use Food Franchise’s Tools to Get Started   Thanks to technology, virtually any project can be made easy. With information readily available and pointers given by those who’ve been there first, finding what you need to know is just a few clicks away. Unfortunately that

Playing Up Healthy Trends: How to Sell to a Dieting Market

February 26, 2016
Playing Up Healthy Trends: How to Sell to a Dieting Market   It’s 2016. People are dieting; it’s a part of the every day. They’re getting smarter about what they’re putting into their bodies. And more often than not, that means a downplay in the fast food industry. Known

Is Your Favorite Venture Oversaturated?

February 19, 2016
Is Your Favorite Venture Oversaturated?   One of the most important aspects in any business is to ensure for the highest level of success. With proper planning and putting specifics into account (known as a business plan), you can better create numbers for a company even before it’s up an

Food or Dessert: the Pros and Cons to Different Types of Franchises

February 12, 2016
Food or Dessert: the Pros and Cons to Different Types of Franchises   Different personalities thrive better in different types of atmospheres. There are those who need a quick-paced day and are able to grow and succeed in even the busiest of scenarios. Then, there are those who need a calmer pl

How to Help Choose a Food Style That Does Well

February 5, 2016
How to Help Choose a Food Style That Does Well   There’s a fine line between business success and business overkill. Between a concept that will thrive, and one that’s essentially nothing new. Finding that line – that very thin line – can be the difference between signin

The Biggest Differences Between Mall and Stand-Alone Locations

February 1, 2016
The Biggest Differences Between Mall and Stand-Alone Locations   Franchise companies have found success with all types of locations. Malls, stand-alone buildings, kiosks, and even the tiny drive-through shop that barely has enough standing room for multiple employees. And the general consensus

Giving Back Through Franchising

January 22, 2016
Giving Back Through Franchising   How many of us had an influential boss in our lives? In some form or another, they worked to shape us into the person we would some day become. It might have been as small as honing your work ethic. Maybe it was on a larger scale, such as helping you learn the

Using Industry Trends to Find the Best Food Franchise for You

January 15, 2016
Using Industry Trends to Find the Best Food Franchise for You   As you’re starting your search to find the perfect food franchise to buy into, you’re probably wondering what brands will give you the best shot at success. Since it does take quite a bit of capital to start most franch

5 Thoughts to Avoid When Choosing a Franchise

January 8, 2016
5 Thoughts to Avoid When Choosing a Franchise   In all aspects of life, there’s a difference between being smart and being over-the-top. Saving on groceries is smart. Clipping coupons for multiple hours and buying enough ketchup for the century is over the top. And so on – there are

Top Selling Franchise Foods

January 4, 2016
Top Selling Franchise Foods   Both stateside and internationally, the United States is known for its choice of food. From the unflattering stereotypes, to some of the most unique foods available, America is often listed for the way its citizens eat. And our franchising brands are one of the bes

Beyond Food – Franchising with Out-of-the-Box Items

December 23, 2015
Beyond Food – Franchising with Out-of-the-Box Items   In the world of franchising, there are all types of restaurants. Fast foods, sit-down eateries, and even those that only offer desserts. Delicious ones, but desserts only, nonetheless. But did you know there’s another layer to th

The Longest Running Franchises of All Time – How They’re Still Thriving

December 21, 2015
The Longest Running Franchises of All Time – How They’re Still Thriving   Some of the biggest names in franchising have been around for years. Decades even. They’re globally recognized names and continue to bring in billions of dollars year after year. Considering there’

Top Restaurant Franchises Flourishing Overseas

December 11, 2015
Top Restaurant Franchises Flourishing Overseas   Almost everyone has a favorite food. A favorite brand, type of cuisine, or even just a “type” of food that they like more than others. And more often than not, it’s something foreign, or a dish that originated outside of their h

5 Questions to Ask When Choosing Your Franchise

November 23, 2015
5 Questions to Ask When Choosing Your Franchise There's no such thing as a stupid question. Right? But does that mean some questions are smarter than others? Or are they just all on an even keel? Because, when deciding something important in life - such as a huge career move - it seems as though som

What Restaurants Offer Franchise Opportunities?

November 16, 2015
What Restaurants Offer Franchise Opportunities? Ever wonder how people get lined up with franchising companies? How they branch out and find the “right” restaurants for each area? And the ones who are busy, ready and waiting to come to town, and offer plenty of fan favorites? After all,

The Top Six Characteristics of A Successful Food Franchise Owner

November 6, 2015
The Top Six Characteristics of A Successful Food Franchise Owner. Becoming a franchise owner isn't something you should take on lightly. Here are the six characteristics that the most successful franchise entrepreneurs have - and why they're important to the profitability of the franchise business m

5 Questions to Ask About Franchise Financing

November 2, 2015
5 Questions to Ask About Franchise Financing. One of the biggest factors in restaurant ownership is that of funding. In fact, it’s one of the biggest factors in anything. Without the proper and necessary funds to put any type of venture into place – whether it be taking over a multi-mill

What Type of Experience Do I Need to Own a Successful Restaurant?

October 23, 2015
What Type of Experience Do I Need to Own a Successful Restaurant? Out of all our successful franchisees, there seems to be two types of owners. Those who have been with their brand for years – having worked their way from the bottom up, and saved enough money to branch out on their own. Then t

How to Choose the Best Location for your Franchise

October 15, 2015
How to Choose the Best Location for your Franchise You've heard it all before: location, location, location. The old adage is true: setting up shop in the right spot is a key to helping your business succeed. But if you're new to the franchise world, knowing the right spot to choose for your busines

8 Things Your Employees Want You to Know

October 9, 2015
8 Things Your Employees Want You to Know We’ve all had bosses in the past. Good, bad, or terrible, having a job starts with working for all types of leaders. Hopefully, it served as a string of (positive) experiences that led you to the boss you are today. One who knows just how awful it is to

Meet Barbara Putnam. Maui-Wowi franchise owner, So. California

October 2, 2015
Meet Barbara Putnam. Maui-Wowi franchise owner, So. California  Maui Wowi is a great food franchise opportunity for entrepreneurs looking to be part of a quality brand and promote a healthy offering. Along with their exclusive line of non-fat yogurt smoothies and Hawaiian coffees, Maui Wowi fra

Franchise Success Story: Louie of Dippin’ Dots

September 25, 2015
Franchise Success Story: Louie of Dippin’ Dots They’re delicious, cold, and a sweet treat for all ages. And according to Louie Migliaccio, it’s why everyone loves Dippin’ Dots. That and the sheer novelty of eating ice cream with a shape. Thanks to the widespread exposure and

How Tasty is Your Brand’s Food? And Why You Should Love it Too

September 18, 2015
How Tasty is Your Brand’s Food? And Why You Should Love it Too A true salesman loves his own product. While he or she might be able to bluff their way through a transaction – allowing their customer believe they’re far more excited about the product than they actually are –

Finding Your Brand: How to Choose the Best Franchising Opportunity For You

September 11, 2015
Finding Your Brand: How to Choose the Best Franchising Opportunity For You Since the dawn of franchising there have been “good” fits and “bad” fits. Where personalities mix and match with restaurant brands, generally with varying degrees of success. When the mesh works out, r

How to Fill an Open Franchise Niche

September 4, 2015
How to Fill an Open Franchise Niche Businesses gain customers from being unique. Their sheer novelty draws in patrons from miles around. A fact that not only works in their favor, but works in their favor in a number of different directions. For instance, it allows customers to not only crave a prod

How Much Does it Cost to Start a Franchise Restaurant?

August 28, 2015
How Much Does it Cost to Start a Franchise Restaurant? It’s the question on everyone’s mind. The first and biggest question they ask when considering starting a franchise. How much is it going to set them back? Can they afford it? And more specifically, what exact numbers are they lookin

5 First-Timer Tips for Starting Your Food Franchise

August 21, 2015
5 First-Timer Tips for Starting Your Food Franchise Ready to take the plunge and start your very own restaurant? Whether you’ve already signed paperwork and are working toward an opening date, or are in the very beginning stages, there are all levels of advice to look over. For instance, follo

Quirky Restaurant Trends that Worked

August 11, 2015
When was the last time you heard about a restaurant and said, “I have to try that!” Not necessarily because of the food (even though their food might have sounded perfectly delicious), but because of the theme. Maybe there was a real-life diver who jumped from cliffs while you munched on

Food for Thought: Tips for Starting a Franchise

August 5, 2015
Branching out into a new business venture is never an easy process. Exciting and offering plenty of room for growth, sure. But it’s also a process that can be stressful and seemingly unpredictable. Especially without the right types of preparations and research. New restaurant owners who jump

4 Things No One Tells You About Working in a Restaurant

July 27, 2015
For those who have never worked in the service industry, it can be described as a business that’s like no other. It’s businesses that completely depend on the needs – and whims – of others. And every day might be different than the next. But even the most prepared of workers

Finding the Right Food Franchise - Three Steps To Getting the Right Fit

July 22, 2015
The first step in becoming a small business owner in the food franchise world is to find the franchise you want to run. It might seem basic, but this is actually one of the biggest hurdles in becoming your own boss. To help you navigate all of the opportunities out there, we’ve compiled three

Franchise Success Story: Ujwal Potnis of Dippin’ Dots

July 16, 2015
Everyone loves ice cream … especially kids, says Ujwal Potnis. A fact that he’s based his very business ideals upon. One that captures fun and creates an environment for people to enjoy.  In fact, after wanting to start his own business for years, Potnis said it was ultimately his

Franchise Success Story: John with Dickey's Barbeque

February 16, 2015
Running a restaurant is very much a team effort. You’re only as strong as your weakest member, and everyone has to put in the work to get it right. Everyone. Including the boss. At least that’s John Lockett’s take. The owner of two Dickey’s Barbeque restaurants in the Mississ

Franchise Success Story: Vincent with Cinnabon

February 9, 2015
The taste of success is sweet – literally for Vincent Auyeung. Since opening his Cinnabon branch a little over a year ago in Raleigh, others’ love for dessert has been fueling a growing business. In fact, it’s growing so quickly that he’s set to expand with a fast and furious

Franchise Success Story: Assaad Khalil with Hwy 55

February 2, 2015
Hwy 55 is an all-American brand. One that reflects down-home values, and the quest to find the absolute perfect burger. Which is why some might be surprised to find a branch outside of the United States. Since 2013, the brand has been serving up American classics in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (