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Restaurant Franchise: Pros and Cons of Opening a Franchise

If you’re in the market to open a restaurant, franchising offers many advantages over going the independent route. Knowing exactly what you want out of an ownership experience will help you assess which path is…


Niche Concept: Why Finding Your Niche is Key to Your Business’ Success

By Roger David, CEO & President, GSR Brands There’s a pretty common belief that it’s bad for business to have a specific focus, that having too narrow a concentration pigeon-holes you, not allowing your brand…


Burger Franchise Opportunities: New Burger Restaurant Trends Shaping 2021

Nowadays, burger restaurants are more popular than ever, so if you choose to get into the business, it’s important to find an approach that sets you apart. Here are some of the up-and-coming trends that…


New Franchise Restaurants: What to Watch for in 2021

2020 was an absolute rollercoaster for the restaurant industry, causing many businesses to shutter because of health and safety regulations and then alter their approaches in order to reopen and continue business. With a focus…


Owning a Franchise Restaurant: The Pros and Cons

Is it better to open a franchise or start from scratch with your own restaurant? We weigh the pros and cons of each option so you can decide what’s best. If you have decided you…


The Rise of Comfort Food Franchises Across America

Now more than ever, Americans crave the soothing, cozy feeling that comfort foods can deliver. Folks enjoy the combined familiarity and convenience of comfort foods that restaurants can provide. We have an emotional connection to…


How to Open a Family Restaurant Franchise

Family-style restaurants are popular settings for customers to enjoy their dining experience in an inviting, comfortable environment that feels like an extension of their home. So what aspects of opening a family restaurant make the…


Opening a Restaurant Checklist: Your Step-by-Step To-Do List

It takes a lot of work to open your own restaurant. Our step-by-step checklist will tell you everything you need to take you through the process and help you feel confident along the way. BUSINESS…


How to Choose a Profitable Hot Dog/Coney Franchise

Americans eat nearly 20 billion hot dogs per year, making hot dog restaurants a profitable franchise option. Here’s what to look for to set yourself up for success. THE POPULARITY OF THE HOT DOG/CONEY It…


Gold Star, St. Vincent de Paul Partner for Annual Coat Drive

Holiday partnership seeks to provide 4,500 coats for those in need In a year that has seen an increased need for neighbors to help one another, Gold Star is proud to once again sponsor The…