Who will make news in franchising in 2015? Franchise Times presents 20 people, brands and trends we expect to make an impact, and we thank the many readers who answered our call for nominations so we could consider a deep pool.
They say once the restaurant business gets in your blood it's tough to quit. Case in point: Huddle House franchisee Greg Hansen. He left Jack in the Box after a 12-year stint that began in high school.
Remember that old saw about someone being able to sell snow to an Eskimo? Well, I think I just met the two young men who could do it. Gustavo Miranda Garcia, 21, and Patricio Muldowney, 34, definitely have silver tongues, figuratively, not literally.
1.2 billion people and an emerging middle class are just two good reasons for franchisors to take a second look at India. In December, a second franchise trade mission visited Mumbai, New Delhi and Bengaluru.
Developing a franchise in India from California takes some patience and hard work. Here's one Mexican food chain's experience and an expert's advice on smooth sailing into the second-largest market in the world.