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What Percentage of McDonald's Restaurants Is Franchisee Owned?

A full 82 percent of McDonald's [NYSE:MCD] 36,525 restaurants worldwide at year-end 2015 were owned by three categories of franchisees. The company is aiming for 95 percent long term.

Krispy Kreme Says It Wants to Improve Franchisee Profitability

Krispy Kreme's CEO Tony Thompson said during the company's earnings call on Tuesday that it is in the process of making changes to improve franchisee profits.

McDonald's Real Estate Empire

A big part of McDonald's, the franchisor's, success is something that most people don't even think about—its huge real estate holdings.

Largest Multi-Unit Franchisees Ranked

See a list of the largest multiunit franchisees by total unit count, along with the number of units owned and their brands, starting with NPC International, which has 1,499 Pizza Hut, Wendy’s and Taco Bell restaurants.

Franchisee-Operated Investment Fund Buys Fuzzy's Taco Shop

NRD Capital Management, a franchisee-sponsored and -operated private equity firm, has acquired a 70 percent stake in Texas-based Fuzzy's Taco Shop, a 90-unit franchise brand.

IFA Takes No Action for Now against Conner

Franchise Marketing Systems marketing franchising services at the International Franchise Association Conference 2016
Franchise Marketing Systems at IFA's 2016 Convention

SAN ANTONIO, Texas – For franchising consultant Christopher Conner and the International Franchise Association it was business as usual at the International Franchise Association's 2016 Convention last week, despite the states of California and Maryland ordering Conner to cease and desist from selling franchises.

Prosecutor Drops Confronting the Seamier Side of Life for Franchise Ownership

A St. Louis prosecutor, who daily confronted the baser parts of human character and who once received death threats following a case that required 24-hour police protection, decided that franchise ownership had to be more rewarding.

Multi-Unit Franchise Owner Focuses on the Fundamentals

Jeff Rigsby, owner of 42 Bojangles stores, started in quick service as a 16-year-old with KFC and stayed with them for 15 years.

Is Your Franchise System on The Right Track?

See how your brand stacks up against the Top Ten traits of high-performance brands.

McDonald's Franchisees Dissed by Investment Publication

A writer at an online investment publication, looking at McDonald's from the shareholders' point of view, wonders out loud if franchisees are not McDonald's "real problem."