Zubair Kazi, a 52-year franchisee of KFC, won a rare jury verdict and a six-figure award on July 7 in his federal lawsuit against KFC. His attorney claims the decision calls into question all new franchises awarded by KFC since 2016 because they were based on “rigged” sales impact studies.

In 2019, Paris Baguette U.S. announced a lofty goal of reaching 1,000 units by 2030. Come 2021, there are “just under 100” stores in the U.S. system, said Chief Development Officer Mark Mele, a modest increase from the 83 units Paris Baguette finished with in 2019. Despite the relatively slo…

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