Optimizing Franchise Development: Old School Principles Meet New School Tools

Learn how to create a franchise sales organization of people and processes that runs like a well-oiled machine. Adding a few new school tools to your old school principles can make all the difference in the world.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: FranConnect




Success Story: BrightStar Care

FranConnect is helping BrightStar Care meet their growth goals for new franchise development, opening new stores, and in building local marketing awareness and lead conversion.

Type: Case Study

Sponsor: FranConnect




5 Field Operations Secrets from 600 Franchise Brands

We have outlined 5 basic premises that highly effective field operations teams embrace to make their organizations successful.

Type: Special Report

Sponsor: FranConnect


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CEOs of Wing Zone, Focus Brands, Captain D's, Backyard Burgers, Koti Pizza predict industry changes, trends

This year's Fast Casual Executive Summit wrapped up Tuesday night with insights from some of the industry's most successful CEOs.

Franchise Focus: The Flame Broiler founder discusses combining community with commerce

Before opening The Flame Broiler in 1995, Young Lee was a sickly insurance salesman in need of a healthier diet. The lessons he's learned since then have helped shape his franchise and his mindset.

In pictures: Global restaurant execs in London: Part 1

Executives from 17 countries gathered in London for the 2017 Restaurant Franchising & Innovation Summit — Europe last week. The event, produced by Networld Media Group, provided the opportunity for more than 100 restaurant leaders to share advice, success stories and discuss how they moved on from failure.

From wobbly table fixes to herbal refrigerators, innovation was on display at NRA (Part 1)

More than 45,000 buyers in the restaurant industry hit Chicago this week to check out the thousands of products and services on display at the National Restaurant Association show.

NRA 2017 in photos: Editors share top highlights

The editors of FastCasual, Pizza Marketplace, QSRWeb and Food Truck Operator share some highlights from the 2017 NRA show in Chicago.

Franchise Focus: How Nature's Table franchises healthful eating

What makes your restaurant unique? Restaurateurs must have an answer to this question before, during and after they build their brand from the ground up. For Nature's Table, a 75-unit chain founded in Florida, being a powerhouse of healthful eating separated it from competitors.

Franchise Focus: Pincho Factory puts a twist on street food

Family owned street food with a twist concept, continues expansion across Florida.

Cannabis quelling 'the munchies' fast casual style

One of the major players in the burgeoning legal marijuana business is lighting up a new franchising concept.

A royal expansion: Kevin King crowned for Smoothie King’s quest for 1,000 stores

Meet Kevin King: the chief of development for Smoothie King, a franchise that has seen rapid growth in recent years. CEO Wan Kim has tapped King to build out the smoothie empire.

A whole lot of movement going on in the pizza marketplace

Lots of action going on in pizza franchises this week. Here's a quick look at three that crossed our desks this morning.

Pressure building: McDonald's and joint employment

As the issue of joint responsibility for employee wages and other workplace issues winds its way through the docket with the NLRB, the battles lines appear to be steepening on both sides.

Franchising focus: Little Greek Fresh Grill growing as Americans embrace new flavors

The Tampa-based chain is on a mission to make Greek food more accessible.

Franchising Focus: HuHot is still family owned, growing strong

The business has grown to nearly 60 units partly because every decision is made with the franchisees, said Laura Sporrer, director of franchise development.

Franchising Focus: Why Smiling Moose Rocky Mountain Deli is overhauling brand identity

To reach its growth goal of 100 units by 2020, Smiling Moose Rocky Mountain Deli is embarking on a complete brand overhaul, including a major menu update and a complete restaurant redesign.

Franchising focus: Zoup! CEO talks sales-surge strategy

Zoup! CEO Eric Ersher gives an inside look at what it takes to run a successful fast casual franchise.

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