While the world certainly isn’t out of the woods just yet when it comes to the COVID-19 pandemic, there are promising signs of prosperity on the horizon. Franchise industries such as food and beverage, for example, have gone past the point of overwhelming struggle and are now adapting to the modern dine-in or takeaway consumer.
For more information about how this timeless sector has bounced back, make sure to check out our listicle from page four. And for an exploration of ghost kitchens specifically, Camile Thai Kitchen founder Brody Sweeney shares his thoughts from page 12.
Elsewhere in this celebratory special edition of the WIRE, Peter Loh and Tim Patterson make the case for remote litigation; a relatively new idea that’s taking the franchise law world by storm. And last but certainly not least, Lil Roberts, founder of cloud-based fintech company Xendoo, analyzes how the pandemic is having a considerable positive impact on franchise recruitment.