Trend towards re-franchising in the USA
US American restaurant chains are turning more and more towards franchising. According to a report on the Internet portal, cafeFuture.net, one reason for the trend towards changing company-owned businesses into franchise locations is the slow-down in the US economy.
Information provided in the report reveals that companies such as the Yum! Brands Group, which owns KFC and Pizza Hut, is intending to increase its percentage of franchise-run locations from the present 80 percent to over 90 percent. The fast-food giant, McDonald’s, is also looking to transfer up to 1,500 company-run businesses to franchisees.