Also: would you get the Taco Bell logo tattooed on your butt?
In other franchise news: Quiznos fights for survival, but Subway continues to eat its lunch.
After a dismal 2011, the franchise industry is poised to pick up next year… or is it?
Can you make a year-round living from a seasonal franchise business? Find out what experts and franchisees say.
Also this week: Japanese families adopt fast-food dinners as the newest Christmas custom, and Burger King cries foul over a “degrading” TV commercial.
Franchise expert Michael Seid reveals the number one secret to becoming a successful franchisor: Learn how to do it badly.
South African chain Nando’s discovers that mocking Zimbabwe dictator Robert Mugabe could be a really unhealthy idea.
Continuing financing issues mean the industry may never return to its pre-recession days. But promising opportunities still exist in franchising’s new era.
While a brand is completely intangible, it can be your franchise’s most valuable asset. Franchisors and franchisees should follow these steps to protect it.
Study shows that people exposed to social media are up to seven times more likely to spend more money at “quick service restaurants.”