Tag Archives: franchising

Franchising messy play

Little Learners is an award winning start-up that provides messy play for children up to the age of 5.  It is expanding rapidly throughout the U.K. by franchising its operations.  This is what they have to say about the concept … Continue reading

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Why did the chicken NOT cross the road? It ain’t no joke KFC.

KFC have set up a web page (here) to inform customers which of their restaurants are open.   They have also headlined their home page with a link to this page.  All because yesterday an estimated 750 of their 900 … Continue reading

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Franchisees are business people not sector specific ‘operators’

Fascinating infographic about franchising, albeit from 2013.  But that’s not the point.  The urban myth is that potential franchisees gain experience working in a specific sector and then seek a franchise opportunity in that sector, based on the knowledge and … Continue reading

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Hotel asset management – the other way of making money in this industry

The obvious way that hotel chains make money is from their operations – letting rooms and selling food, beverages and events.  But there is another way – by increasing the value of the asset i.e. the hotel property itself.  The … Continue reading

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Hotel asset management – the preoccupation of hotel chain CEOs?

The annual U.S. Lodging Conference is taking place right now in the Arizona Biltmore hotel.  As is usual, there has been a panel of hotel chain CEOs discussing the issues of most importance to them, as reported on here by … Continue reading

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Avid Hotels launched

IHG (Intercontinental Hotels Group) launched their new hotel brand two days ago, as their webpage explains.  They plan to open the first such property in 2018, and state that they have 150 potential franchisees lined up to adopt the brand. … Continue reading

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Wingstop winging its way to the UK

This restaurant chain is set to open 100 new outlets in the UK in the next 12 years.  If you’ve not heard of it here is their corporate video.  But what interests me is it’s growth strategy and its international … Continue reading

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The power of franchising

It seems that franchising is alive and flourishing in the USA.  According to this article from the Nations’ Restaurant News, the franchise sector is expected to grow by $36 bn. in 2017.  This 8% growth rate is ahead of general … Continue reading

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McDonalds market entry into India

McDonalds have been very successful in operating their concept in many countries – none less so than in India, where over 50% of the population is vegetarian.   This BBC article explains how they have gone about this.  The basic … Continue reading

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Greene King – their operations strategy, business model and organisational form

I have a certain nostalgia for Greene King, the brewing and pub company based in Bury St Edmunds, where I was born and brought up.  Many’s the Summer evening I spent sitting outside one of their establishments, sipping a Vimto, … Continue reading

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