Naperville Business Attorney on Chick-fil-A Franchises Operating Mere Feet from Each Other

Nearly two decades ago, comedian Lewis Black recounted an experience in Houston, Texas when he left a comedy club and saw a Starbucks in front of him. “Across the street from that Starbucks,” he said, “there was—a Starbucks. There was a Starbucks across from a Starbucks.” While the incredulous observation was part of Black’s comedy […]

Naperville Business Lawyer on How a Chain Went From Bar Food to Billions

The company that owns Arby’s, Jimmy John’s, and several other fast-food and quick-service dining brands has announced that it will pay $2.9 billion to acquire the nation’s best-known chicken wing chain. The deal comes in the wake of several other restaurant industry mergers, including Burger King’s acquisition of Popeyes Chicken. As a business law attorney, […]

Naperville Business Lawyer Discusses Plans to Raze McDonald’s Historic Replica

There are only certain brands that ever achieve true iconic status. Walt Disney, Nike, and Coca-Cola come to mind quickly to mind for many people, often accompanied by a brand that has become synonymous with fast food in the United States. In the span of just 77 years, McDonald’s has gone from a single location […]

Finding Opportunities in Fast-Growing Franchises

A would-be entrepreneur can go into business for himself or herself using one of several different tracks. He or she could build a new company from the ground up with a carefully laid-out business plan and a significant amount of hard work. Alternatively, a prospective business owner could purchase an existing company and continue to […]

Calculated Risks: The Future of Fast-Food Debuts at Missouri McDonald’s

For many business owners, “good enough” is a phrase that means nothing. This type of owner is always looking for new ways to grow the business, attract new customers, and increase the satisfaction of existing customers. Depending on an individual’s ambition and willingness to take risks, even a franchise owner—who often have less room for […]

Tips for Buying a Business from a Naperville Business Attorney

For a first-time business owner, the prospect of buying a business can be quite overwhelming. You may not be certain where to start, what to do next, or even if you are making the right choice. That is why it is so important to work closely with an experienced business lawyer. A knowledgeable attorney can […]

The Pros and Cons of Buying a Franchise, Part 1: Franchise Pros

What do McDonald’s, GNC Live Well, Tim Hortons, and Meineke Car Care Centers all have in common, besides being nationally recognized brands? They are all among the most successful franchises in the world. A franchise is a business structure that permits private owners to buy the rights to open and run locations of a much […]

Talk to Other Franchisees before Buying a Franchise

Starting your own business can certainly be a rewarding experience. Many prospective business owners, however, are hesitant to develop a company from the ground up, creating a niche or serving an unfulfilled need in the local community. Instead, they look toward purchasing a franchise, allowing them to own and operate a business with an established […]

5 Tips for Buying a Franchise

If you are an entrepreneur who has always wanted to start their own business, buying a franchise can be a good, less risky, alternative.  It is often much easier to begin with a pre-made business plan and brand name recognition, but your success is ultimately up to you. Here are five tips for buying a […]

Trendy business- start a franchise

Frozen Yogurt – a.k.a. fro yo, has been the rage, then not, then a rage, once more. Its boom started in the 1980’s. Almost every mall, corner and storefront was frozen yogurt. However, ice cream shop rise of 24% (Agricultural Marketing Resource Center) from 1998-2003 declined the fro-yo craze. Coffee shops became the place to […]