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FDD Talk 2019: Plato’s Closet Franchise Review (Financial Performance Analysis, Costs, Fees, and More)

In this FDD Talk post, you’ll learn the following: Section I – Background information on the Plato’s Closet franchise opportunity, including relevant news updates Section II – Estimated initial investment for a Plato’s Closet franchise, based on Item 7 of the company’s 2019 FDD Section III – Initial franchise fee, royalty fee, marketing fee, and […]

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Papa John’s to Invest $80 million Into Marketing and Support for Franchisees

Papa John’s International, Inc. announced Wednesday increased investment in marketing and brand initiatives as well as an agreement to provide scheduled financial assistance for domestic franchisees ending in 2020. This program has the support of the Ccompany’s elected Franchise Advisory Council (FAC). This announcement enhances the partnership between the company and franchisees by delivering needed […]

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Briggo Coffee Bringing Robotic Barista to San Francisco International Airport

Travelers and employees of San Francisco International Airport will soon have their coffees prepared and served by a robotic barista. Austin-based Briggo Coffee will install the airport’s first gourmet, fully automated Coffee Haus on July 28 adjacent to the security entrance inside Terminal 3. Recently ranked on Fast Company’s World’s Most Innovative Companies list and […]

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FDD Talk 2019: Play It Again Sports Franchise Review (Financial Performance Analysis, Costs, Fees, and More)

In this FDD Talk post, you’ll learn the following: Section I – Background information on the Play It Again Sports franchise opportunity, including relevant news updates Section II – Estimated initial investment for a Play It Again Sports franchise, based on Item 7 of the company’s 2019 FDD Section III – Initial franchise fee, royalty […]

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Krystal Launches a $5.99 All-You-Can-Eat Burger Deal

The Krystal Company launched a headline-grabbing dine-in deal over Father’s Day weekend. The chain is offering All-You-Can-Eat original Krystal burgers and fries for $5.99 per person. “Krystal was born during the Great Depression when people needed a fresh and filling meal at a price they could afford,” says Paul Macaluso, Krystal president and CEO. “We’re […]

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Franchises of All Shapes and Sizes

Sometimes, I stop to reflect upon what a broad and diverse market segment franchising is. If you are considering franchising your business, it is important to remember that franchises come in many sizes and shapes. For example, some franchise opportunities require an initial investment under $25,000 cash, while others involve an outlay in the multiple […]