What’s the best franchise?
If you had to own a franchise, which would it be? I’ve always thought a Starbucks $SBUX would be a no brainer, but now I’m not so sure.

Would obviously help to see margins rather than just revenue per store.

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Conor Mac's avatar
Starbucks or Greggs imo.
Brett Schafer's avatar
@investmenttalk Just wait until Chick Fil A makes its invasion of the British Isles, I think you'll change your opinion
Conor Mac's avatar
@ccm_brett dude i am waiting, heard so many good things!
Yegor's avatar
Chick fil a no other comes close
Beaver Capital's avatar
@from100kto1m pretty crazy it does about 14x the sales of the average Subway 😳
Dave Ahern's avatar
@from100kto1m as a former restaurant person, I continue to be amazed at Chick fil A’s execution across the company along with the consistent quality of the food. Not easy to do.
Ben's avatar
Wow. Great work Raising Canes. I used to eat at the original next to LSU when I was in college 20 years ago
Brett Schafer's avatar
Chick Fil A. Not a debate to be had
Beaver Capital's avatar
@ccm_brett is this because they have the best food out of all options or because franchise owners do very well financially?! Or both 😉
Brett Schafer's avatar
@beaver_cap Haha I do not eat at Chick Fil A but they are just so well run (regardless of whether the food tastes good or not). Plenty of QSRs could learn from their efficiency
Jensen Butler's avatar
Question for the Chick Fil A stans…have you felt quality has remained the same? Perhaps my experiences are anecdotal, but I feel like quality has dipped the last five years or so

Regardless, I’m going with $SBUX here!
Joshua Simka's avatar
@jensen I haven't noticed any change in quality. Have you noticed the dip at a single location or across multiple?
Benjamin Tan's avatar
Chick-fil-A franchise terms are very specific though - the below article summarizes the quirks. They are almost just looking for general managers to run each outlet, versus a traditional franchisee...

Guessing they are not capital constraint, or in a hurry to expand fast?

Just had lunch there at The Dwarf House, the original Chick-fil-A in Georgia !

Joshua Simka's avatar
Chick-fil-A!
McDonalds would be my second choice
Beaver Capital's avatar
@tomato can’t go wrong with either of those I’m sure!

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