FRANdata In The Press

Franchising World

There are more than 166 active franchise brands in the children’s services industry, representing more than 10,100 units across the United States.

Want to Own Many Businesses? These Are the Best 150 Franchises for Multi-Unit Owners

If you want to understand the franchise industry today, this stat is a great place to start: More than half of all franchise units operating in the U.S. last year — to be exact, 53.2% of those units — were owned by multi-unit owners. That’s according to franchise research and advisory firm FRANdata.

Health and Wellness
Franchising World

Continuing the trend experience in years before the COVID-19 pandemic and building on the growing consumer focus on mental well-being, the health and wellness segment continues to dominate the franchise marketplace. FRANData’s most current New Concept Report, which tracks new franchise brands entering the market, showed more than 25 percent of brands that started franchising in Q3 and Q4 of 2022 were associated with offering health and wellness services.

We Crunched 5 Years of Franchise Industry Data. Here Are 4 Big Trends You Should Know About.

If you’re looking to buy a franchise, you can easily drown yourself in data. Just pick up a company’s franchise disclosure document (FDD), and you’ll see granular breakdowns of every brand’s health. That’s important stuff. Look closely!

2022 Year In Review
Franchising World

2022 has been a banner year for the International Franchise Association, and more specifically for you – our members. We have launched a number of new initiatives to better serve you and support the entire franchising community, strengthening the sector as we look to the future.

When Private Equity Came for the Toddler Gyms
The New York Times

The same playbook that has notched high returns acquiring things like foreclosed homes and highway rest stops is being tested by a family-oriented franchise.

More Work for Lenders Expected if SBA Eliminates Franchise Directory
Franchise Times

The franchise directory established just a few years ago by the U.S. Small Business Administration may be a thing of the past in the near future.

In October the SBA announced its intention for a rule change that would eliminate the directory. Launched in 2018, the directory is a running list of franchise brands and business models that meet eligibility standards when it comes to financing.

Senior Care Market to Surge with Shift in Model
Franchising World

The senior care industry is a growing market space encompassing several sectors whose primary clientele are senior citizens. This industry includes assisted living centers, adult daycare facilities, long-term care facilities, nursing homes, hospice care, and, more recently, in-home care.

2 Ways to make your restaurant franchise recession-resistant
Nation's Restaurant News

A recent franchise survey from FranConnect shows that 84% of restaurant franchisors are unprepared for a potential sales downturn.