posts tagged as franchise


By Restaurant Practice Leaders | June 13, 2019

The Counter: Restaurant Industry Scorecard for Q1 2019

Restaurants fared well through the 1st quarter of 2019, posting a 1.5% gain in same-store sales for the industry overall. But, as pressure on profit margins and fierce competition continue to weigh on the industry, some restaurants are... read more


By Restaurant Practice Leaders | April 16, 2019

Earnouts: Seller and Buyer Beware

Earnouts—an increasingly relied upon tool within an M&A transaction—help bridge the gap between a Seller’s expectation and a Buyer’s perception of the current state of the Seller’s business. But as a particularly challenging... read more


By Kari Maue | October 04, 2018

How ASC 606 Impacts Franchisors’ Advertising Funds

ASC Topic 606 requires franchisors adjust their presentation of advertising fund dollars received and expended. read more


By Aaron Schenker | May 23, 2018

Key Franchisor Requirements: The FDD and Audited Financial Statements

The FTC’s financial disclosure regulations play a crucial role in restaurants’ franchising operations. What financial statements does this compliance entail? Read our new Selections post to learn what financial information restaurants... read more


By Amber Williams | April 16, 2018

Is Refranchising Right for You?

Five key benefits of refranchising. read more


By Restaurant Practice Leaders | March 07, 2018

Event Recap: IFA Convention Surfaces Key Challenges for Franchisors

The International Franchising Association’s (IFA) 2018 Convention in Phoenix, Arizona earlier this month provided a valuable opportunity to connect with both familiar and new faces, and hear from a variety of presenters about challenges... read more


By Restaurant Practice Leaders | February 23, 2018

Franchising Beyond the Border

When considering business expansion, franchisors often look beyond the U.S. border to maximize growth. For many, Canada is an attractive option. read more


By Floyd Roades | February 08, 2018

Best Practices for Franchisor Cooperative Advertising Funds

If you are a franchisor with a cooperative advertising fund, now is a good time to evaluate how your ad fund is set up and determine whether or not a better option exists. read more


By Restaurant Practice Leaders | December 22, 2017

NLRB Reverses Joint-Employer Ruling

With labor being one of the biggest line items on restaurants’ balance sheets, it’s important for operators and employees to stay abreast of the labor regulation decisions made at a federal level. Last week, the National Labor Relations... read more


By Adam Berebitsky | August 14, 2017

Tax Considerations for Restaurants Entering New Markets

Today the average family’s schedule is faster-paced than before. As traditions around the dinner table reflect that change, the restaurant industry is growing at staggering rates. For new restaurant concepts entering the market, it is... read more