How to Develop a Franchise System, Part I

There are many individuals running successful small businesses who decide that franchising their concept is the best way to grow. With the assistance of franchise counsel and sometimes business consultants, they develop a business model and create the appropriate franchising documentation; registering their franchise disclosure document (“FDD”) where necessary. At this point they enter into

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Franchising in a Recession

Wednesday’s Wall Street Journal article, “Dining Chains Shut Doors” by Jeffrey McCracken and Janet Adamy, discusses the Chapter 7 bankruptcy liquidation filing of Plano, Texas-based Metromedia Restaurant Group, the parent company of Bennigan’s and Steak and Ale. Although the 138 franchisee-owned Bennigan’s sites were not included in the filing and apparently intend to remain open, they will

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