Industry News | January 22, 2009
Quick-Service Restaurants Prevail Despite Weak Economy
Many quick-service restaurant chains and franchisees, however, have posted impressive sales growth.
McDonald’s corporation reported 7.7 percent comparable-store sales growth in November. Burger King and Yum Brands’ business units Taco Bell and Pizza Hut have also posted strong growth. Based on conversations with several multi-unit Taco Bell franchisees using JobApp Network’s hiring management system, many units experienced 8-10 percent increases in comparable-store sales for 2008.
Rodney Walker, the president and co-owner of 42 Taco Bell and KFC restaurants in Michigan, says, “while comparable-store sales are up significantly, we always focus on the fundamentals. Rain or sunshine, recession or economic exuberance, we have always believed that the key to multi-unit success is people, people, and people.”
Rodney found the JobApp Network hiring management system for franchisees helpful for getting the right people after trying it last year. He has now signed a multi-year contract for all of his restaurants.
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