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Bad Dreams

Bad news for the single unit franchisee. According to Forbes many franchisors have switched their preference to larger multi-unit franchisees:

For laid-off executives with a severance package, buying a franchise was once an obvious next
step. Rather than trying to figure out a business idea, you could buy into a big chain with a proven system and established brand name, rake in profits, and never have to report to a boss again.

Unfortunately, it’s not so easy anymore.

Over the years, competition in many franchise sectors – particularly fast food – has intensified. Franchisors also discovered that taking anyone who could put up the franchise fee didn’t always work so well. In downturns, many of these one-unit, newbie franchisees went belly-up, leaving franchisors the difficult choice to either close units or operate more company stores.

Gradually, franchisors switched their preference to multi-unit operators.

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Originally posted by Dane Carlson on November 20, 2013 in News.

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