Food Franchise

Stranger Things-Inspired Flavors Arrive at Baskin-Robbins

Baskin-Robbins is partnering with Netflix to give Stranger Things fans something to sink their teeth into leading up to the show’s highly-anticipated premiere this July 4th. Because after all, even Demogorgons love ice cream. Starting in June, Stranger Things are happening at Baskin-Robbins. First, both ice cream and Stranger Things fans will be able enjoy […]

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Subway’s Len Van Popering Named Chief Brand and Innovation Officer

Subway announced four leadership changes Thursday, including the promotion of Len Van Popering to chief brand and innovation of the world’s largest restaurant chain. Marie Silloway was named vice president of brand management; Renee Hourigan director of convenience innovation; and Ciaran Duffy senior corporate executive chef. Van Popering previously served as VP of brand management […]

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McDonald’s Unveils Flagship Times Square Restaurant

McDonald’s recently completed a massive renovation of its flagship Times Square restaurant—and the result has brand-wide importance, the company says. Designed by Landini Associates and Progressive AE, this new McDonald’s flagship adopts a more composed and at the same time bold approach to restaurant design, creating a calm environment. The three-story glass curtain wall provides […]

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Selling to Franchisees for Extra Income

As a franchise consultant, I discuss with all NFA’s clients that providing goods and/or services to your Franchisees can be an important income stream for a Franchisor. When you franchise your business, do not overlook this profit center. Often, prospective Franchisors concentrate on the funds generated by initial franchise fees and on-going royalty payments. For […]

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Can Your Business Be Duplicated?

As a franchise consultant I recommend you answer a very important question before you franchise your business. This question is “can my business be duplicated by another person?” If your business cannot be easily replicated, it probably is not a good candidate for franchising. When you franchise your business properly, it creates a classic win-win […]