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Franchisee Problems at McDonald’s

The backbone of McDonald’s long-term growth around the world is its franchising system, whereby the vast majority of McDonald’s outlets are owned and operated by franchisees. However, McDonald’s has not performed strongly for a while. And many of its franchisees … Continue reading

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Franchising Can Be Much Riskier Than Some Believe

About a year ago, we wrote about the questionable nature of the 90% success rate for franchisees (a figure promulgated by the industry). Now, two recent Wall Street Journal articles raise even more questions about the viability of a franchised … Continue reading

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Is the 90 Percent Franchisee Success Rate Right?

One of the long-time statistics circulating in retailing is that 90 percent of franchisees succeed — a rate far higher than that of independent startups and other retailers. But is this figure correct or is it really the stuff of … Continue reading

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Dunkin’ Donuts: Social Media Support for Franchisees

Dunkin’ Donuts is a big believer in social media. Take a look at its Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube pages. The corporate office at Dunkin’ Donuts does a lot of the heavy lifting for social media, so franchisees do not have … Continue reading

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Top 2012 Global Franchising Companies

Each year, Franchise Direct compiles a list of the top 100 franchising companies around the world. Click the icon to access the most recent report.

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Lessons for Franchisors About Social Media

Franchise operators have learned a lot about the uses of social media. As Jason Daly notes in Entrepreneur: “Some new franchise systems are so heavily invested in social media that it’s a required part of the business. Cathy Deano and … Continue reading

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