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Thursday
Feb152018

February 2018

 

Insight from RR Franchise Finance Report 

 

  • According to RR’s Annual Lender Survey, 2017 chain restaurant loan originations were down slightly from 2016 levels but still strong and 2018 origination prospects are expected to come in slightly higher.

 

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Tuesday
Jan162018

January 2018

Friday
Dec152017

December 2017

Thursday
Nov162017

November 2017

 

Topics 

  • Key Points from 3Q17 Conference Calls 
  • Some Demos Prefer Smaller Portion Sizes          
  • Pizza Hut - not trying to reinvent the wheel 
  • Dunkin' -  how to break-through coffee value war?                

 

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Monday
Oct162017

October 2017

 

Topics 

  • Portion Sizes - smaller portions lower costs, but can hurt business 
  • Unit Economics - sales-to-investment ratio continues to trend down
  • Olive Garden Reports - sets high bar for casual         
  • Hardee's - biscuits & burgers and a new management team 
  • Carl's Jr -  better burgers, high West Coast costs                

 

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