Young franchise concepts can garner loads of attention, especially as they envision major development deals that yield hundreds of locations across the country and consumers who flock to their doors. The reality is often much harsher, however.

Xponential Fitness acquired four brands in 2018 and another in 2019 to round out its portfolio of eight fitness franchises. The franchisor of Club Pilates and CycleBar added Pure Barre, Row House and the dance-based studio brand AKT among others since its creation in 2017 by CEO Anthony Geis…

Reading an FDD is daunting, but Franchise Times has a few shortcuts for prospective franchisees, to help them make an initial decision whether to investigate the brand further or move on. Read below to learn about Item 19 and Item 20, and why they matter.

At least 50 Wow Bao restaurants will operate out of Franklin Junction host kitchens across the country, according to a joint announcement released by the companies. Based in Chicago, Wow Bao is an Asian fast-casual restaurant franchise that has been an early adopter of many new-age technolog…

Reading an FDD, the multiple-page franchise disclosure document required for any franchise offered for sale, seems daunting, but at Franchise Times we have some tips to make it easier for prospective franchisees. Here are the four most useful items and how to read them.

The new owners of Title Boxing Club were still processing their purchase of the 166-unit franchise, the industry's heavyweight, when reached this week. It's an improbably major acquisition for two M&A first-timers (as principals, that is) whose own company, the three-year-old BoxUnion based in Los Angeles, has only three stores.


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