Despite taking a huge hit in 2020, brands with robust nontraditional franchising operations could be uniquely suited for whatever comes next.
It was already the trend to watch in foodservice. But the brands that were able to quickly adapt to the off-premises-only model have fared the best during the pandemic.
Design that prioritizes off-premises ordering—such as smaller stores or additional branding in the drive thru—was already becoming popular. Now it’s necessary.
How franchisors are helping their franchisees untangle a web of rules and regulations that exists post-coronavirus.
Emerging concepts have been most vulnerable in the COVID-19 pandemic. Here’s how a few in San Francisco—the U.S. city under lockdown the longest—have managed to remain afloat.
In the midst of the most chaotic season the industry has ever faced, clear communication between franchisors and franchisees has only grown in importance.
These chains were uniquely suited for a viral pandemic. Tastefully getting that message out was a separate challenge.
The iconic 62-unit brand reported just a 20 percent dip in overall sales.