Given casual dining’s long-running sales slump, which the pandemic only intensified, some operators are considering smaller footprints going f…
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Twin Peaks fashions itself as a classier Hooters, where the servers are part of the show and the food is arguably a step up, which proves an enviable pairing for franchisees in this fast-growing system. Even with imagery that leans heavily on showing skin, Florida franchisee Fred Burgess refers to his four Twin Peaks as family restaurants that are more than delivering the goods for his budding portfolio.
Dennis Maple, new CEO of children's education franchise Goddard Systems, attended a meeting in Boston during his first few weeks on the job, in which members of the system's advisory board talked to about 100 parents, many of them millennials with their first children going to preschool. “I was riveted by the opportunity,” he said, “and learned a great deal.”
Eight companies stepped it up and found a spot among the leading 200 brands on the annual Franchise Times Top 200+, our ranking of the 500 largest U.S.-based franchised brands based on systemwide sales. Painting with a broad brush, food franchises are once again the most popular, with some unique outliers along the way.