What FRANdata Thinks

In the 1st quarter of 2019, FRANdata identified 108 new franchise brands across 22 industries. Similar to last quarter, QSR and Restaurants industries are the top two largest markets for new franchises. Numbers of emerging brands in Health & Fitness and Business-Related industries increase, taking up 48% of the new franchise market with the top […]

The latest New Concept Report includes 71 new brands ranging from child-related to real estate concepts. For this update we found the following trends: Within the QSR sector the trend was away from high-calorie traditional American cuisine, with multiple Asian or Mediterranean entries, and a general bend towards healthier offerings. Within recreation, fitness and the education sectors an overarching […]

Almost 50% of Emerging Franchise Are Looking to Outsource Technology Functions Technology, Construction, Marketing, Real Estate, Legal Counsel — Among Top Functions That They are Looking to Outsource The emerging brand population is not insignificant. FRANdata adds 1-2 franchisors to its database each day. These franchisors tend to be smaller or new to franchising. In the last quarter […]

This quarter’s New Concept Report —  includes 84 new brands with 300 executive contacts. Overall, there continues to be a quantity of health focused concepts – either healthy food or some kind of alternative health/medical centers. There is a growing trend of  stem-focused childhood education brands and Asian inspired QSR.   We were also happy to […]

There are 72 new franchise concepts profiled, with 275 executive contacts. Altogether, 33 food brands, and 39 nonfood and service brands started franchising in the third quarter of 2016. The number of sit-down restaurant franchised brands grew faster than QSR, adding 13 and 11 new brands respectively.  This is counter intuitive in terms of where the […]