9781932531329

Ultimate Book of Restaurant and Food Service Franchises 2005

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    9781932531329

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    1932531327

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 4/15/2005
  • Publisher: Entrepreneur Press

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Summary

Your One-Stop Guide to Buying a Restaurant or Food-Service FranchiseThe most up-to-date, comprehensive and powerful tool for uncovering opportunities in the restaurant franchise world,Ultimate Book of Restaurant and Food-Service Franchisesis a direct connection to the hottest segment in today's rapidly growing franchise market. Packed with solid advice and timely information, this full-course directory draws uponEntrepreneurmagazine's more then 25 years of research and reporting to serve up everything you need to know about restaurant franchises in one dynamic package. Time-critical information for doing business today Top 10 lists for both quick- and full-service restaurants Comprehensive listings for more than 320 restaurant and food-service franchises Details on contacts, costs, size, training, support and franchisee qualifications Complete overview of the franchise industryFrom researching the perfect franchise and negotiating a final agreement to developing the skills needed for sustaining continued success on daily operations,Ultimate Book of Restaurant and Food-Service Franchisesis the most insightful and fact-filled guide available today.

Author Biography

Rieva Lesonsky, a nationally recognized expert on small business, provides guidance, inspiration and advice to millions of entrepreneurs each month as senior vice president/editorial director of Entrepreneur magazine. She is also author of the business bestseller Start Your Own Business.

Maria Anton-Conley, executive editor of Entrepreneur magazine, oversees Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500® listing, the renowned annual listing of franchises on which this book is based, and Entrepreneur’s FranchiseZone (www.entrepreneur.com/franchise), the world’s most comprehensive franchise website.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii
Introduction ix
Section One How To Buy a Restaurant and Food-Service Franchise
So You Want to Own a Business?
3(2)
Business Ownership
3(2)
Organizing for Business
5(6)
Advantages and Disadvantages of Different Business Organizations
5(3)
Concerns Underlying Business Organizations
8(3)
Buying a Restaurant
11(6)
Who are the Diners?
12(1)
Where's the Competition?
12(1)
Carving Your Niche
13(1)
Top Food Trends
13(4)
Understanding the Franchise Concept
17(6)
Independent Ownership
17(1)
The Business of Franchising
18(1)
The Franchisee View
18(2)
The All-American Hard Sell
20(3)
Buying Multiple Franchise Rights
23(4)
Types of Multi-Unit Franchise Programs
23(2)
Protecting Your Development Investment
25(2)
How the Government Protects You
27(4)
How the Law Defines a Franchise
28(1)
The Consequences of Being a Franchise
28(3)
Are You Suited to Be a Franchisee?
31(4)
Is a Franchise for Everyone?
31(1)
Questions to Consider
32(3)
Attending a Franchise Trade Show
35(6)
Prepare for the Show
35(1)
How to Develop an Effective Method of Attending
36(1)
The Right Questions
36(2)
Trade Show Red Flags
38(1)
The Follow-Up
38(3)
Research on the Internet
41(4)
What to Look For
41(1)
Handling the High Hype-to-Fact Ratio
42(1)
The Importance of Focus
42(3)
Organizing the Information You Gather
45(2)
Setting Up a Filing System
45(2)
Understanding the UFOC
47(6)
What is a UFOC?
47(1)
The Sections of the UFOC
48(5)
Five Great Questions Not Answered in the UFOC
53(4)
The UFOC Does Not Deliver Everything
53(4)
Key Sections of the Franchise Agreement
57(8)
Understanding the Basic Dynamic of the Franchise Agreement
57(1)
Key Provisions Considered
57(3)
Corporate Ownership
60(2)
Dispute Resolution Provisions
62(3)
Franchisor Financial Information in the UFOC (and How Do I Read This Gobbledegook?)
65(4)
Franchisor Financial Disclosures
65(1)
Audits According to GAAP
65(1)
Accountant's Analysis Tips
66(1)
Evaluating the Franchisor's Financial Standing
67(2)
Top 10 Warning Signs in Franchise Investments
69(4)
Don't Get Snagged
69(1)
Key Warning Signs
69(4)
Closing on Your Franchise Purchase
73(4)
A Checklist for Closing
73(4)
Resolving Legal Disputes
77(4)
Lines of Defense: Contract Terms and Protective Laws
78(1)
Dispute Resolution Toolbox
79(2)
Renewing Your Franchise Rights
81(4)
Contract Terms and Renewal Rights
81(1)
Renewal Conditions
82(3)
International Franchising
85(4)
The Globalization of Franchising
85(1)
Keys to Foreign-Based Franchises
86(3)
Negotiating Franchise Agreements
89(6)
Negotiating a Franchise Agreement
89(1)
Why Is the Franchise Agreement So One-Sided?
89(1)
Understanding the Seller's Position
90(1)
Take It or Leave It?
90(1)
Negotiating Rules
91(1)
Franchisors' Inflexible Positions
91(1)
Franchisors' Flexible Positions
92(3)
Working with Lawyers and Accountants
95(4)
Using Legal Services
95(1)
Do You Need a Specialist?
96(1)
Using Accounting Services
96(1)
What to Ask Your Legal and Accounting Advisors
97(2)
Questions for Franchisees
99(2)
The Key to Your Research
99(1)
Franchise Questions
100(1)
Skill Sets of the Successful Franchisee
101(6)
The Art of the Sale
101(1)
Counter Magic
102(1)
Your Profits Are in the Details
102(1)
Become a Bean Counter
102(1)
Be a Skilled Negotiator
103(1)
People Management
103(1)
Build an Organization
103(1)
Be an A+ Franchisee
103(1)
Collecting Money
103(4)
Make it Happen
107(4)
Section Two Ultimate Restaurant and Food-Service Franchise Directory
Understanding the Directory
111(4)
Key to the Listings
111(2)
Full-Service Restaurants
113(32)
Quick-Service Restaurants
145(126)
Miscellaneous Food-Service Businesses
271
Full-Service Restaurants
Barbecue Restaurants
115(4)
Other Barbecue Franchises
117(2)
Burger Restaurants
119(4)
Other Burger Franchises
121(2)
Ethnic Restaurants
123(6)
Asian
123(1)
Italian
124(4)
Mexican
128(1)
Other Ethnic Restaurant Franchises
128(1)
Family-Style Restaurants
129(4)
Sports Bars & Pubs
133(4)
Miscellaneous
136(1)
Steakhouses
137(2)
Miscellaneous
139(8)
Quick-Service Restaurants
Baked Goods
147(16)
Bagels
147(2)
Bakery Cafes
149(3)
Cinnamon Rolls
152(2)
Cookies
154(2)
Donuts
156(1)
Pretzels
157(4)
Other Baked Goods Franchises
161(2)
Chicken
163(8)
Wings
163(2)
Miscellaneous
165(4)
Other Chicken Franchises
169(2)
Coffee
171(8)
Other Coffee Franchises
178(1)
Ethnic Quick Service
179(14)
Asian
179(3)
Mexican
182(9)
Miscellaneous
191(1)
Other Ethnic Restaurant Franchises
192(1)
Fish & Chips
193(2)
Frozen Desserts
195(12)
Frozen Custard
195(2)
Ice Cream & Yogurt
197(7)
Shaved Ice
204(1)
Other Frozen Dessert Franchises
205(2)
Hamburgers
207(8)
Other Hamburger Franchises
213(2)
Hot Dogs
215(4)
Juice Bars
219(8)
Pizza
227(18)
Other Pizza Franchises
244(1)
Sandwiches
245(18)
Philly Cheesesteak
245(2)
Submarine
247(9)
Miscellaneous
256(6)
Other Sandwich Franchises
262(1)
Miscellaneous Quick Service
263(10)
Other Miscellaneous Quick-Service Franchises
270(3)
Miscellaneous Food-Service Businesses
Candy
273(6)
Other Candy Franchises
277(2)
Food Design Businesses
279(4)
Specialty Foods
283(6)
Ham Stores
283(1)
Wine
284(2)
Miscellaneous
286(1)
Other Specialty-Food Franchises
287(2)
Miscellaneous
289(4)
Other Miscellaneous Food-Service Franchises
292(1)
Top 10 Full-Service Restaurant Franchises for 2005 293(1)
Top 10 Quick-Service Restaurant Franchises for 2005 294(1)
Top 5 Miscellaneous Food-Service Franchises for 2005 295(2)
Food Franchise Industry Leaders for 2005 297(4)
Appendix A State Franchise Authorities 301(2)
Appendix B Other Information Sources 303(2)
Glossary 305(2)
Index 307(6)
Listings Index 313

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