The hottest restaurant scene in Europe right now? Scandinavia. Yes, you heard right. You may not have noticed, but some brilliant restaurant chains and franchises are shaking up the dining culture of the Nordic countries, both with new concepts and by revamping old ones. The level of quality, service and innovation is high. These restaurants […]
Some restaurants immediately thrive in a new location, while others can barely keep their heads above water. At first glance, they look equally good: the food is excellent, the staff friendly, the price right and everything well organised. But while one attracts a large crowd, the other seems to have more staff than guests. If […]
What Is A Central Production Kitchen, And Why Are Restaurant Brands Increasingly Adding Them To Their Operations?
Multi-unit restaurant operators are increasingly shifting towards a business model with a central production kitchen. It helps them expand operations while keeping food quality consistent across locations and channels, and, equally important, keeping the overhead costs in balance. A major reason for this remarkable shift is that more and more restaurant companies are moving away […]
You can do many things as a franchisor to improve your chances of building a thriving restaurant franchise. However, the most important thing is to engage with the right franchisees. Even if you’ve ticked all the right boxes and executed every step of the restaurant franchise playbook to perfection, your ability to attract and retain […]
You don’t have to be Starbucks or Mcdonald’s to win at franchising, but you have to get the basics right. We’ve studied small and midsize restaurant groups and found ten essential elements for running a successful restaurant franchise business. Managing a chain of company-owned restaurants is very different from working with franchisees. Your goal as […]
Virtual Restaurant Brands—How To Build A Delivery-Only Concept Into A Fast-Growing Sustainable Franchise
If one thing is certain, consumers want food delivered to their homes ready to eat. The European Online Food Delivery Market is projected to reach US$ 66.2 Billion by 2027 with a 10,7% year over year growth. Let those numbers sink in for a second. That’s massive. New avenues for revenue and growth are opening […]
Pitfalls Of Starting A Restaurant Franchise — Is Your F&B Concept Fit For Expansion? Are You Ready To Deal With Franchisees?
Franchising is a time-tested business model that allows restaurant owners to scale their business fast and efficiently. However, like every business model, it has a few drawbacks you should consider. In this post, we are NOT exploring the benefits of a restaurant franchise. Instead, we embrace the dark side and look at the pain points […]
Creating a successful and profitable business is every restaurant operator’s goal. If you run a thriving F&B business, your concept may offer opportunities to expand beyond your current locations. However, expanding your brand does present a challenge: to succeed, you need to invest plenty of time, resources, and capital. The latter is the most significant […]
Instead of trying to conquer the food delivery space on their own, foodservice operators can also gain market share through established virtual restaurant brands. Over the past few years, the hospitality industry has been evolving at breakneck speed to meet consumers’ ever-increasing expectations of speed, choice, and convenience. The demand for convenience, of course, isn’t […]