Market Force Study Reveals Panera is America’s Favorite Sandwich Chain

Graph 1: Favorite Sandwich Chain, Indexed by Door Count




Subway visited by more consumers, while Jason’s Deli and McAlister’s Deli are both on the rise October 24, 2012 –BOULDER, CO — Panera Bread tops of the list of favorite sandwich chains, according to a national study from Market Force, a worldwide leader in customer intelligence solutions. Panera was voted America’s No. 1 sandwich chain […]

Franchisors warn Obamacare will halve profits




September 13, 2012–The International Franchise Association held a convention in Washington this week where most of the Radio Shack, Dunkin Donuts, Curves and other franchisers were grumbling about new federal regulations, especially the impact of Obamacare. Most, said Atlanta Taco Bell and Kentucky Fried Chicken franchiser David Barr, presumed that the reports about how hard […]

Five Due Diligence Questions That Are Worth Asking Before You Buy That Franchise




by FranchiseKing, Guest Blogger Before you write out a check for $30,000 (the average amount of the upfront franchise fee), it’s important to ask lots of questions. Some are questions that you can only ask yourself; they’re the ones that have to do with courage. I really can’t help you with those. But, I can help you […]

Buying a Franchise – How to Determine What it’s Going to Cost You




by Caron_Beesley, Community Moderator Thinking of buying a franchise? Do you understand the franchise business model and have you determined it’s a good fit for you? Perhaps you’ve also explored potential franchises and think you’ve found a match. But how are you going to finance your venture? What can you afford? How much financing should […]

Tom Perez, Unemployed Veteran, Becomes Employer With Meineke Car Care Center Franchise




Janean Chun | janean.chun@huffingtonpost.com Tom Perez didn’t expect to have any problem finding a job. He spent a decade as a police officer in the Navy, serving in four tours in Iraq, working his way up to supervisor of the police unit, earning numerous medals and getting a business degree. But after he was honorably discharged […]

Kilwins sweets shop franchise opens on Congress Street




By Toby Hatchett | business@seacoastonline.com August 14, 2012 — PORTSMOUTH, NH — While the recently opened downtown Kilwins is one of about a hundred franchise locations across the country, this one is very much a family affair. “I’m a native of New Hampshire and have always worked in retail for a family,” said Janette Desmond, owner of […]

SUBWAY® Restaurants Honors Military Heroes Tonight with Exclusive Screening of Universal Pictures’ BATTLESHIP Aboard the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum




Sandwich Chain Teams Up with BATTLESHIP Director Peter Berg, New York Football Champion Justin Tuck, and U.S. Army Col. Gregory D. Gadson to Host Wounded Warrior Project™ Alumni MILFORD, Conn., May 15, 2012 — SUBWAY® Restaurants, the world’s largest restaurant chain, will host alumni of Wounded Warrior Project™ (WWP), a not-for-profit organization whose mission is […]