Industry Info

  1. Image of Noodles & Company employee preparing a takeout order Industry Info

    Changes in the Restaurant Franchise Industry

    The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in some major changes for many industries, particularly the restaurant franchise industry. Fast casual restaurants had to adapt to the changing needs of customers who were spending more time at home and relying on delivery services. Even as restaurants slowly reopened, the demand for these services—including cashless payments and contactless pickup—remained….

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    Restaurant Franchise Trends for 2022

    Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the International Franchise Association projected that 26,000 new franchise businesses would open in 2021. Continued growth throughout the year proves the restaurant franchise industry is back and better than ever. As we ring in 2022, it’s evident that the restaurant franchise industry is a smart investment that’s in high demand. While the…

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