Franchising

Yum! Brands Acquires Habit Burger

Yum! Brands Acquires Habit Burger | Nate Riordan | Franchise Attorney

Yum! Brands, the parent company of KFC, Taco Bell, and Pizza Hut is acquiring the niche restaurant, Habit Burger for $375 million. The acquisition is poised to take Habit Burger to new heights, far beyond their 300 locations in the United States (company-owned) and China (franchises). Already the largest restaurant company on the planet, Yum!…

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What You Need To Know About Opening A Ghost Kitchen

Burgers Sign: What You Need To Know About Opening A Ghost Kitchen | Nate Riordan | Franchise Attorney

Ghost kitchens are fast becoming the new frontier for restaurants wanting to expand their market share. Low costs for real estate and staffing are attractive features of a ghost kitchen but so too is the “delivery only” business model. As food delivery apps become more popular with diners, brick-and-mortar restaurants can find it difficult to…

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How To Read A Franchise Disclosure Document

How To Read A Franchise Disclosure Document | Nate Riordan | Franchise Attorney

When considering the purchase of a franchise business, the Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) is one of the key documents you should review before making a decision. FDDs contain essential information about the franchise business that will give clues about whether it is a good (or bad) investment. But you need to know what to look…

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Will That Franchise Marketing Program Deliver Results?

Will That Franchise Marketing Program Deliver Results? | Nate Riordan | Franchising Attorney

Centralized marketing programs are powerful tools for franchisees. Not only do they provide a streamlined way to market, they make it easy for franchisees to reach a wide audience at a reasonable cost. But if you want to get the most out of a franchise’s marketing program, you must make sure that they have a…

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Strong Business Infrastructures Create Profitable Franchises

Building Blocks: Strong Business Infrastructures Create Profitable Franchises | Nate Riordan | Franchise Attorney

Franchisors trying to expand and allow their franchisees more opportunity for growth and increased market share must have a solid infrastructure in place. A strong infrastructure will provide franchisees with the tools needed to effectively execute the business model and present a consistent brand image for consumers at every stage of interaction. Let’s take a…

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How To Build Business Relationships For Your Franchise

Handshake: How To Build Business Relationships For Your Franchise | Nate Riordan | Franchise Lawyer

When most franchisees think about running a successful business, they think of controlling expenses, increasing revenue, and maximizing profits. But there’s another side to running a successful business—building important business relationships. If you want to have a long-term, sustainable and financially successful business, you must nurture your most important relationships. Business Relationship Types Customers. Your customers…

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Funding Your Franchise At Any Phase

Funding Your Franchise At Any Phase | Nate Riordan | Franchise Attorney

Getting enough funding for your franchise is critical if you want a fighting chance at success. If you fail to raise enough capital you could run out of cash before you can make a profit or you may miss opportunities for growth because you don’t have enough cash to expand. This is why franchisees should…

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Franchise Tips: How To Renegotiate An Unfavorable Lease

Franchise Tips: How To Renegotiate An Unfavorable Lease | Nate Riordan | Franchise Attorney

Are you a franchise owner stuck in a lease with unfavorable terms? If you have a solid plan and the right market conditions, you may successfully renegotiate an unfavorable lease. Let’s take a closer look at how. Do Your Research Before you attempt to renegotiate your lease, do some research on the current commercial real…

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How To Become A Multi-Unit Franchisee

How To Become A Multi-Unit Franchisee | Nate Riordan | Franchise Attorney

Operating multi-unit franchises can be challenging and profitable but how can you go from a solo-entrepreneur to a multi-unit franchisee? Before you become a multi-unit franchisee, you need capital and support to succeed. Understand The End Game It’s easy to get caught up in the fantasy of owning and profiting from multiple franchise locations but…

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Multi-Unit Franchising: How and Why You Should Pace Your Expansion

Multi-Unit Franchising: How and Why You Should Pace Your Expansion | Nate Riordan | Franchise Attorney

Shifting from a single franchise to a multi-unit franchise allows you to leverage the economies of scale to grow your business. But how and why should you carefully pace the expansion of your franchise business? Master Your Business Model Before you shift to or expand your multi-unit franchise, you must master the business model. If…

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