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Former Burgerim operators show the limits of franchising

The franchisees who’ve started their own locations have made changes to help them make money, which they couldn’t do as part of a franchise, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

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Many develop independent concepts, while others go with franchises. Some continue to deal with challenges associated with the chain’s collapse.

The customizable Hawaiian poke concept is looking to expand into more college towns.

Nontraditional locations offer franchisees lower operational costs and high traffic, said the CEO.

The operator of six restaurant concepts has added 20 lodging properties to his holdings in a $211 million deal.

Reverting back to a looser standard is likely to expose more franchisors to litigation arising from franchisees' labor practices.

Current operators, whose discrimination lawsuit was previously dismissed, have amended their complaint, arguing that the company concealed Black franchisees’ debt challenges.

As demand for franchises increases, companies see potential in the business model to speed development.

The company has a 250-unit deal with PJ Western Group to expand into the country over the next seven years.

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