Welcome to this delectable edition of the Global Franchise: WIRE, where we’re covering all the hottest trends and essentials in the world of food and beverage franchising.
On page four, Jackie Lobdell of Slim Chickens advises on how franchisors can protect their bottom-line without having to sacrifice satisfaction. This is particularly important in a landscape where innumerable brands compete for a customer’s time and money.
We then caught up with Tim Lowther, general manager EMEA for U.S. burger icon Carl’s Jr., to speak about the franchise’s upcoming U.K. expansion. To learn more about the strategy that this franchising favorite will be using overseas, head over to page six.
Elsewhere in this special, Craig Sherwood, vice president of U.S. development for Little Caesars Enterprises, Inc., poses three questions that all self-respecting development professionals need to be asking when looking for franchisees. You can’t expand without a little self-reflection, and you can find out more on page eight.
And last but certainly not least, Raghav Patel dissects the flourishing world of vegan burgers, and explores whether this is an industry worth investing in.