Two Key Franchise Issues: Development Rights and Capital Expenditures

When you review the Top 200 list [Restaurant Finance Monitor‘s annual list of 200 top franchisees], you realize the big influence franchisees have on their franchise systems. Nonetheless, there’s always some tension between franchisor and franchisee. This often appears in two areas: development rights and required capex for remodels, upgrades or new equipment. Development Rights: […]

How to Bring Value to an Emerging Concept

As Monitor readers know, emerging concepts are getting a lot of press, particularly because of private equity’s investment in earlier-stage concepts. Examples of this type of investment would be Sentinel Capital Partners’ investment in Newk’s Eatery, Morehead Capital’s investment in Hash House A Go Go and Chop’t, and Buffalo Wild Wings’ investment in Pizza Rev […]

Recording of Webcast on Restaurant Franchise Valuation Now Available Online

A recording of “Considerations for Buyers & Sellers of Restaurant Franchises,” a webcast recently presented by Monroe Moxness Berg and Valuation Research Corporation (VRC) in now available on VRC’s website. The webcast provides an overview of the restaurant industry and addresses such topics as pre-sale issues, forms of transaction (stock vs. asset), valuation methodology, allocation […]