The top eight stories you probably didn’t need to know in franchising this week.
1. Frantastic: It’s a holiday week, which is always Frantastic news. We hope everyone had a great 4th of July! To celebrate, we asked producer Emily what her product would be if she franchised a brand with the holiday’s name. Check out this week’s episode to find out the answer!
2. Franlebrity: We kicked off a new issue on 1851 this week highlighting veterans. That’s why our latest Franlebrity is Tiffani Ruszenas, a Domino’s franchisee and U.S. Marine Corps veteran. In our conversation with her, Ruszenas explains how she was introduced to the brand’s business ownership opportunity while she was working as a corporate team member while also highlighting how her experience in the military helped prepare her to take on business ownership. Head to 1851 to read the full article.
3. Frash Money: Potbelly is looking for a way to make more Frash Money, and it’s landed on a possible solution. The brand announced that in order to improve its customer experience, it’s partnering with Service Management Group. The partnership is designed to help Potbelly rekindle a quirky and fun atmosphere across its system.
4. Frant of the Week: If you want to build an amazing company, you need two things — giants and baby giants. While all businesses need to have a great product, it’s the team of giants who work for that business that will ultimately do something with it. Without great people, a great product will never reach its full potential. In his latest column for 1851, No Limit Agency CEO Nick Powills provides more insight into what creates both giants and baby giants, and why the collaboration between the two is unstoppable.
5. Franch Forward: It’s not a secret that the restaurant industry has been struggling to Franch Forward over the past few years. However, there’s one segment of the industry that’s experiencing growth — fast casual. The segment has seen visits to restaurants grow six percent annually since 2013. That success is credited to consistent store openings.
6. Fran Funny: How come there's no knock-knock joke about America? One answer is because freedom rings. But producer Emily has another punchline that you have to hear for yourself.
7. Franspiration: “Franchising for me means that I will have support while I begin my journey as an owner and a leader in my community.” - Assisting Hands Home Care franchisee and U.S. Marine Corps veteran Sean Washington
8. Franemies vs. Frands: Facebook is bringing more transparency to its pages, which may make it your Frand or your Franemy. Users will now be able to view all of the active ads that are currently running on a brand’s page, and they’ll also have the ability to flag any ads that violate the social network’s policies. Facebook says that this is a first step in getting its platform to be more transparent, and the site isn’t expecting this change to affect ad spend