June 14, 2013
This is a nice recap of the current state of restaurant franchise lending. The big, multi unit players have lenders falling all over themselves to get their business, while it is still a slog for mom and pop.
International Franchise Association estimates the lending shortfall will be $2.6 billion this year.
And check out this antidotal info. Subway continues to lead the pack with almost 40,000 franchised units around the world. Krispy Kreme is returning to a new store growth strategy. Wendy’s and Burger King are demanding franchisees invest $600,000 to $800,000 to remodel every location.