Here are the eight things you need to know from this week.
We break down some of the top headlines in franchising so you can stay in the know.
1. This week, 1851 kicked off the “Next Great Thing in Brands” series. Stay tuned as we highlight some of the industry’s biggest brands—like Dairy Queen, Papa Murphy’s, Dunkin’ Donuts, McDonald’s, and more—to learn what they’re doing to stay relevant in an ever-changing industry.
2. “How Dunkin’ Donuts Continues to Stay Relevant in a Competitive Industry:” These days, there’s either a Dunkin’ Donuts and Starbucks on every street corner. But as competition stiffens, Dunkin’ Donuts continues to reinvent its technology to stay on top.
3. “Fast Casual: New Research Shows Steep Decline in Lunch Traffic:” Lunch sales are suffering as more consumers work from home and shop online.
4. “FranTech 2016 Returns to Texas:” To help you keep on top of the newest trends in franchise marketing, FranTech is the place to be. Nowhere else will you find content designed specifically for franchise marketing and technology professionals and the opportunity to learn from your peers and top level speakers. You will learn how to get the most out of technology platforms, understand the latest tech trends and how to navigate the maze of digital marketing all while discovering new ways to grow your business.
5. “1851’s Quarterly Transparency Report: Q3 2016:” Each quarter, 1851 will publish a transparency report to give you, our readers, factual information about how the publication is operating.
6. “Famous Toastery Grows in Popularity as Top Franchise to Watch in 2016:” After being named by CNBC as a top franchise to watch this year, Famous Toastery is poised to bring its better breakfast concept throughout the country.
7. “Nevada Appeal: Ruby Tuesday Looks to Move to Carson City with New Investor:” The restaurant franchise is looking to expand into the western states and bring on a new investor.
8. “The Challenge of Not Having the Last Word:” Whether you’re talking with a customer, talking with your spouse, or talking with a colleague, rarely does anything good happen out of an explosion of anger.